Life has been like a roller-coaster ride for her.
Every time Miss Vanessa Leong, 21, overcomes one obstacle, another comes her way.
But giving up is not an option for the woman who was born with a spinal condition and who gets around on crutches.
This weekend, she will be taking part in her first art exhibition featuring devices that have literally supported her through her darkest hours – a pair of crutches. Miss Leong’s artwork is one of 13 to be showcased at Project Dreamcatchers, which features some works made using medical equipment such as oxygen masks and urine bottles.