I kept writing about how Habitat for Humanity brings together wonderful people from all walks of life. I write about how meeting these people make this work most fascinating and rewarding.
Every once in a while, some one among these wonderful folks would stand out starkly, and give us the "OMG!" feeling (if you need to know what "OMG" means, you need to catch up with the times!). Mr. Lim Nghee Huat certainly would count as such a person.
You see, Nghee Huat is an ultra-marathon runner who has raised hundreds of thousand of dollars for charities through the years, by running incredibly long distances. We are very thankful that Nghee Huat will be running the Brazil 135+ next year, from 14th to 17th January 2015, raising funds for Habitat for Humanity Singapore. This is going to be the longest distance he is attempting thus far - a whopping 281 km over a set-60-hours target timing! Just writing about this makes my legs weak... and I am a marathon runner (well, my goals are modest - #1 do not walk; #2 do not die)!
And... drum roll please... Nghee Huat is 61 years old!
Above: Nghee Huat training along Old Upper Thomson Road (his training distance is typically 80 km!)
Above: Nghee Huat at the Badwater Race in 2013; toughest run in the world!
Look at the video above, Nghee Huat running the Badwater Race last year, arguably the toughest road race in the world! I have no idea why he is not a Singapore national hero and given tonnes of medals for his feat (he is the only Singaporean to have completed the Badwater race across Death Valley).
So in his honour, we are naming his project the "OMJ" project, for "One man's journey", with the following logo designed for him:
You can support Nghee Huat by going on to the donation page below and donate with words of encouragement for him:
Click HERE to show your support to this wonderful man!
OMG for this OMJ!
Love, Joy Peace.
Yong Teck Meng
4th Dec 2014
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