SINGAPORE - Injured 14-year-old Tan Li Xuan, who had her right hand crushed in a sugarcane juicer accident two weeks ago, received a visit from a special guest - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
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In his Facebook post on Sunday, PM Lee said he told her about John Wesley Powell, who lost an arm in the American Civil War, but led an expedition which discovered the Grand Canyon.
Here is PM Lee's posting on Facebook:
Visited Li Xuan, a young Teck Ghee resident, in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She injured her hand badly in a sugar-cane juicer while helping out at her father's drinks stall. Glad that she is healing, and she and her family are keeping their spirits up.
I wished Li Xuan a speedy recovery and a successful rehabilitation, and encouraged her to continue to pursue her dreams.
I told her about John Wesley Powell, who lost an arm in the American Civil War, but led an expedition down the Colorado River which discovered the Grand Canyon.