Tetraplegic owes it to DET for helping him cope with life

KUALA LUMPUR - It took years after a swimming accident left Peter Tan paralysed to realise that his disability would not stop him from achieving his dreams.

Tan, who was only 19 when he became a tetraplegic in 1984, said he felt his life had ended then.

"I thought I would never be able to get a job and do the things I used to do or want to do.

"I attended the programme called Disability Equality Training (DET) in 2005 and learned there's a distinction between impairment and disability," said Tan, who lives in Ampang with his wife Wuan.