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From birth, Marcus Yew, 19, could only hear up to 70% in his right ear. But this impairment never got him down. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, Marcus turned his situation around by developing a sense of empathy for others. "Having this hearing deficiency helps me empathise with people who have other deficiencies or handicaps," said Marcus, who received the Edusave Character Award in 2013 and recently graduated from Nanyang Junior College with flying colours in his GCE A-Level Examinations.