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“Families are meant to be together, and I’m thankful to be reunited with mine.”


Feroz’‭ ‬five-year incarceration strained his relationship with his family‭. ‬“My wife and I were divorced‭, ‬and I could only see my kids when they came to visit me in prison‭. ‬However‭, ‬I wanted them to see that I was trying to change‭,‬”‭ ‬he explained‭.  ‬

“The HCSA Highpoint team were always there with a listening ear when I shared troubles like these with them‭. ‬Because of their support‭, ‬it really encouraged me to mend the relationship with my family‭,‬”‭ ‬he said‭. ‬With HCSA Highpoint’s help‭, ‬Feroz also managed to secure employment and accommodation‭.  ‬

Feroz shared that HCSA Highpoint organised many social events for residents and alumni‭, ‬some of which encouraged either spouses‭ ‬or families to join in‭. ‬In fact‭, ‬he shares one of the events‭ ‬‮–‬‭ ‬a walk at Mount Faber‭ ‬‮–‬‭ ‬the programme organised helped alter the‭ ‬way his daughter initially viewed him and changed their relationship for the better‭.‬‮ ‬

“The route of the walk wasn’t easy‭, ‬so I had to hold my wife’s hand to guide her along the journey‭. ‬My daughter‭, ‬who was initially against our reconciliation‭, ‬saw then how I cared for her mother‭, ‬and changed her mind‭,‬”‭ ‬he shares fondly‭. ‬

Eventually‭, ‬Feroz and his family reconciled‭, ‬with him and his wife even reuniting in a simple re-solemnisation ceremony‭. ‬“When we moved into our new flat‭, ‬I told my family‭: ‬‘This is not just a house‭, ‬but a home‭.‬’‭ ‬I strongly believe that being a family means that we have to open up to one another‭,‬”‭ ‬he said‭. ‬

“Families are meant to be together‭, ‬and I’m thankful to be reunited with mine after being apart for so long‭.‬”‮ ‬

“I’m grateful to have the support of HCSA Highpoint throughout my recovery journey.” 

Kim Sun

At 17‭, ‬Kim Sun ran away to join a secret society in the pursuit of fame and money‭. ‬What followed was decades of him going in and‭ ‬out of prison for various crimes‭. ‬“The incident I regret most in life was when my father once kneeled in front of me‭, ‬begging me to be a better person‭,‬”‭ ‬he confessed‭.  ‬

The turning point for Kim Sun came during his mum’s visit when he was serving time for what was then another prison sentence‭. ‬“She said that due to her ailing health‭, ‬it could be the last time that I got to see her‭. ‬I got really scared‭, ‬because I didn’t get to say goodbye to my wife before she passed on too‭. ‬My family was too disappointed to bail me out back then‭, ‬but I don’t blame them at all‭,‬”‭ ‬he shares‭. ‬

During his residency at HCSA Highpoint‭, ‬Kim Sun was fueled with determination to change for the better‭. ‬Having similar shared experiences and struggles with fellow residents motivated him to stay true on his recovery journey‭; ‬while at the same time‭, ‬gradually mending the broken ties he initially had with his family‭.  ‬

“It took me six years to rebuild my relationship with them‭, ‬and they all say that I’ve changed for the better‭. ‬Most importantly‭, ‬my mum jokes that my change has made her happier than winning the lottery‭! ‬I thank‭ ‬the Lord for giving me the chance to be a filial son and atone for my mistakes‭. ‬I am also grateful to have the support of HCSA Highpoint throughout my recovery journey”‭ ‬he said‭. ‬