She's going... even though she can't walk
"I wish I could stand up to get a better view. He worked so tirelessly for us in the past. It can't be compared to the effort I need to be there for the procession." - Miss Dawn Ng Wee Ling (above), who has been wheelchair-bound since she tore her tendon in a football match two months ago - TNP PHOTO: NG JUN SEN
She has been wheelchair-bound since she tore a tendon in a football match two months ago.
But Miss Dawn Ng Wee Ling, 36, says she will watch the funeral procession.
"I will be there, even if I have to crawl," says Miss Ng.
The procession will go past her block in Jalan Bukit Merah, in Tanjong Pagar GRC which Mr Lee represented in Parliament.
She has lived there with her mother, Madam Tay Chong Kiang, 62, all her life.
Says the quantity surveyor: "I have never met Mr Lee, but I know that he is our founding father and I have to pay my respects no matter what it takes."
To do so, she also joined an hour-long queue at the Padang on Thursday morning.
She had expected to queue for hours and enlisted her mother's help.
"It wasn't easy moving around, there were many kerbs to get past and it was hard on my mother. Luckily, there were many marshals helping out and one stranger volunteered to push me all the way," she said.
Today, she intends to be a part of the massive crowd hoping to see Mr Lee for the last time.
Says Miss Ng: "I wish I could stand up to get a better view.
"He worked so tirelessly for us in the past. It can't be compared to the effort I need to be there for the procession."