“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Kimbeley
Type Kimbeley Yap on Google and the first five page links that pop up would be news reportings about her near-death accident that happened back in 2014 where she was rammed from the rear by a car while cycling home on Pencala Link one day. To be completely honest, that was the only thing I could think about for the next few days – how one day you’re competing in the SEA Games and the next, you’re being told by doctors your vital organs are all damaged.
Nonetheless, while she’s no longer representing our country in sports, this bubbly, optimistic and happy-go-lucky two time triathlon SEA Games gold medalist proves to be a survivor despite all that she’s been through.
It’s possible to overcome the odds
“I had so many reasons to break down and having to learn how to walk and write again was hard. After finding out that I was almost paralyzed neck down, almost lost my sight, I was determined to get back on my feet. I love this quote that says “When you change the way you look at things, the things you see will change.” Now I get to use my experience to help others achieve something they have never thought possible (through fitness),” says Kimbeley
When women support each other, incredible things happen
“To me, an empowered female is someone who impacts the life of others around her by being herself, comfortable in her own skin and not wanting to be like anyone else. I want to be remembered for someone who never gave up on herself and others. Which is why I always start my day by asking myself: ” Who can I help today?,” she shares
Don’t be afraid of a challenge
“Despite the accident, I wouldn’t trade what I do now with anything else. The one main message I always tell the people that I work with is “if you want something you’ve never had, you got to do something you’ve never done before, because if it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you,” Kimbeley proclaims
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