Generation Grit: She loses her father at 14, works odd jobs and pays her way through university

Ms Michelle Lee lost her father to lung cancer. Her mother was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. She had to put herself through school and found success as an estate planner.

After her father died when she was 14, Ms Michelle Lee's family had little to go on. She did odd jobs and later even paid her way through university. Today, she runs her own business. This is the latest in a series of millennials who are inspiring amid adversity.

SINGAPORE - She may be a successful woman now, having carved a career in the insurance business and now with her own estate planning company.

But it has been a hard slog for Ms Michelle Lee, 31.

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