Ron playing his first composition, Bridge of Freedom.
Despite being 80% deaf, Ron devotes his time to doing what he loves, letting passion drive him through his life adventures. He enjoys playing badminton, practicing martial arts, going for diving trips, working on his music, producing videos and lastly, committed to helping others in need.
However, his younger self was always told that it would be impossible to achieve anything with his disabilities. From being ridiculed for taking the wrong orders as a waiter, to being told learning piano as someone who is deaf was absurd, Ron was determined to prove his doubters wrong.
Ron persevered on learning the piano, driven by his love for music. Defying all odds, Ron went on to graduate from a music school, and performed his first composition during a piano concert he organised. The composition was received with a standing ovation. Some from the audience even came down to the stage after the concert to inquire for the score sheet. It was his first taste of success.
First performance, in a band
Despite this achievement, he continued to face disapproval from his doubters, even from some of the closest people around him. Many continued to look down on him, rejecting his actions and aspirations. Nonetheless, Ron constantly worked towards building more positivism, striving for purpose in his life and the pursuit of happiness.
Guided by his love for music and his heart to serve others like him who went through the same difficulties, Ron along with with the support of a handful of people who believed in him, founded Inclusive Arts Movement (I.AM). The same goals, beliefs and inspiration that Ron had set for himself is now shared with the other differently-abled members. I.AM has a mission to provide it's members with exposure, as well as income opportunities through the performing arts. Talents are recognized and celebrated for their various abilities, regardless of who they are. In the long run, I.AM aims to inspire and promote equality among the generally abled and differently abled around the world.