My name is Lee Hung Poh. Some of my friends tease me and call me "Princess Hang Lee Poh" even though my life has been far from magical.
Born in 1958, I was an innocent victim of the May13, 1969 violence when I got shot through my spinal cord and became paralysed from the waist down. Through the public's generosity, I received treatment from China and eventually learned to walk with the aid of calipers and crutch.
I have primary education and tailoring skills. After finding a factory sewing job not quite to my liking, I became a hawker for fruits and drinks in Jalan Sg Besi, Kuala Lumpur. Business was good and I eventually saved up enough money to open a sundry shop in Taman Segar, Cheras. Given the choice to live my life again, I would still choose to work very hard and enjoy the freedom of being my own boss.