The Wheelchair Champs - Few Solid Persons that fought well

We are in a sensitive stage of the CoronaVirus pandemic. However, amidst all the negativity and gloom, some positive news has sprung up. Close to 200 districts have reported zero corona cases, and Goa recently announced that their positive cases have entirely recovered without any casualty.

Good news, right?

So, we thought we would jump on the bandwagon too and add some positivity to the lives of our fellow readers!

There are many blogs on building hobbies, up-skilling, learning something new, so we thought of sharing something inspiring and informative.

A good, relaxing set of words to make you feel competent and motivated!

Here are some people who did great things or are doing good things. After reading about their achievements, you will be amazed to know that they are wheelchair users too :)

Suresh H. Advani

Dr. Advani’s legs got affected by polio. At that time, he was still a kid, but that did not stop him from becoming an oncologist of world repute! He even pioneered hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in India. A Padma Bhushan Awardee, Dr. Advani is the alumni of the prestigious Grant Medical College, Mumbai, and a proud recipient of Dr. B C Roy National Award by the Medical Council of India. The ‘Dr. B C Roy’ Award is considered equivalent to the Oscar in the field of medicine.

Suresh H. Advani - Padmabhushan Awardee Cancer Doctor

Franklin D Roosevelt

Yes, the famous American President about whom we all have heard was a wheelchair user too! This guy, who very smartly sailed America through the great economic depression, was riding the tide in a wheelchair only.

Did that mar his confidence? Well, from the way he took some brave decisions and helped the country out, we don’t think so!

Franklin D Roosevelt - Formar President of USA

Preethi Srinivasan

It seems hard to believe that one would become a champion swimmer and also lead the Under-19 cricket team in the national championships while still being in a wheelchair! Well, Preethi Srinivasan did that! She also won a state-level gold medal in the 50m breaststroke swimming championship.

Preethi Srinivasan - Successful Cricketer & Swimmer

Frida Kahlo

One of the most controversial and also supremely famous painters of all time, Frida Kahlo lost her legs at the age of 18 when she met with a bus accident. However, according to her, it was this mishap that gave birth to all her creativity. Known for its unique take on gender, race, and sexuality, Frida’s work is inspired by the pain from her physical ailments and mobility issues!

Frida Kahlo - Supremely Famous Painters

Stephen Hawking

He needs no introduction! We all know him so well. There is so much to write about him that we would be missing out on a lot! So, we pay our tributes and recommend you to read “A Brief History of Time” to understand him better.

Stephen Hawking - Physicist, Cosmologist, and Author

Christopher Reeves

The face of Superman before Henry Cavill took over! Christopher Reeves was left paralysed while shooting an action sequence. While this did affect his acting career, it did not stop him from living his life to the fullest and contributing to society. He was the founder of the ‘Christopher Reeves Foundation,’ which helps people with spinal cord injury as well as supports stem cell research.

Christopher Reeves - The Superman Movie Actor

What do we mean to say?

A bit cliched, but you can never repeat it enough. The reason we spoke of these people is that they did not let their disability get in the way of achieving their goals!
They did not stop!

They continued moving on and working their way out of adversity.

We understand that sometimes you have dark phases and feel as if something terrible has happened to you. It is natural to feel that way, but it is essential that you move on and do something about it!

Take up a hobby, read books, start writing, engage in dialogue, make a vlog about your daily life, discover something new, work towards knowing yourself. The possibilities are endless!