ONE (based on a true story of grit and courage)
Tessie has lost a leg to a bad, bad illness called “Cancer”. She can no longer play her favourite games with her friends at school. Strangers keep
staring because she looks different.
Tessie is tired of being strong and brave. Will she ever be able to walk again? Can she pick herself up and go on?
Extent: 112 pp
Ter Cheah lost her right leg to synovial sarcoma at age six and her first book, ONE is loosely based on her recollections. She is now married, with two children. She read law at NUS but later obtained her professional accountancy qualification while working. She has practised as a tax lawyer and also worked on tax advisory matters in one of the Big Four accounting firms.
Ying Nuo is a local illustrator with a unique sense of style.