Her Leg Was Crushed But Her Spirit Soared to Newer Heights
--by BlissForgive, posted Jan 7, 2016
People around immediately took me to the hospital and even though it happened around 9:30 am I was only operated upon at 5:30 pm. The doctors tried to save my leg but after a few days it got infected and I had to be amputated. When the doctor told me, I asked him ‘why did you take so long? I knew for a while that this would happen.’
What got me through this whole ordeal is acceptance - that this is my fate, now I can either choose to cry about it or take it with a pinch of salt and push myself. I picked the latter. In fact, when people used to come to visit me in the hospital and get emotional — I would tell them jokes to make them laugh!
So I took the physiotherapy and began to learn how to walk all over again. My biggest fear was that I wouldn’t be able to play badminton which has been my passion since childhood — but somehow even while I was facing difficulty in walking, I could play.
I began winning corporate badminton tournaments, and on the suggestion of one of my amputee friends decided to try out at a National Level. I went on to win several medals at the National level and, this year I won Silver in the Para-Badminton World Championship held in England. I’ve trained for 5 hours a day, whilst juggling my job as a software engineer, almost completed my training in Scuba Diving and traveled pretty much all over India.
When people ask me, ‘how do you do so much?’ I just ask one question — ‘what’s stopping you?’" :) :)
Removed due to a motorcycle accident. He's looking forward to getting his prosthesis soon and getting on with life. Best wishes to this young lady - she will continue to have success with her positive outlook and behavior.