Sijun was born with Down syndrome. He spent the first few months of his life, in and out of the hospital due to congenital heart conditions. At 16 months, his dad passed away after losing the battle to cancer. A month later, Sijun’s health deteriorated and he had to undergo surgery. Thankfully, when he turned 2 years old, his condition stabilized.
As a toddler, Sijun was not keen on toys, he spent most of his time drawing and expressing what he saw.
Sijun is now 16 years old and has produced many beautiful art pieces for exhibitions and sales through online platforms.
He has presented his works to special guests including Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hsien Loong, Ms. Denise Phua, Mr. Desmond Lee, Ms. Grace Fu, Mr. Lim Siong Guan, Ms. Elim Chew and was featured in a charity launch with David Beckmann held by MBS.