This special bag follows Rex wherever he goes, and in it, he carries a small but well-stocked first-aid
kit. Rex never wants to let down his guard and says he does this “so that I’m well prepared when the
situation calls for things like roller bandages, gauze, antiseptic wash, adhesive tape, and sterile
Rex’s exemplary attitude and desire to help others goes back a long way — to when he was a young boy. He
remembers that he chose to study nursing because that was his best option to help him fulfill this dream.
While still in school, Rex signed up as a CFR, and even forked out money to get certified in standard
first-aid and life-saving skills.
Since then, Rex has received five commendations from the SCDF for administering CPR to cardiac arrest
patients. Recognition, however, is not what spurs him on. It is getting more people in Singapore trained
and “battle ready” that drives him.
“I want to lead by example and show others that not every millennial will stop just to take a video of an
accident and put it online,” he says. “There are some of us who will actually stop to help.”