Walking on his own!
Watching out of his window, Yash kept admiring the sun, moon, stars and the rain. Years passed him wondering how it would feel to walk on the lane passing his house. But his desire to walk and experience the streets seemed like a farfetched dream. He was born with a deformity in his leg which made for which he was on house arrest for a long period of time.
At the age of 7, he was brought to the Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust center. Our team observed his case and noted his measurements for a prosthetic leg. He kept looking around in amusement, unaware that his dream was going to be fulfilled soon. His case was special for our team too, as the team had to make a prosthetic which had to fit his uneven leg. Regardless, the team started making the leg and within a few days he was called in for the fitting.
And on that day, Yash finally stood on both his legs for the first time. While we captured many photos of him, only the people present there were lucky enough to see his joy and excitement of walking without any support.
Like Yash, there are so many other children who come to our center to get a prosthetic. We see so many young people coming to our community camp who have lost their legs & dreams to train accidents. There are thousands of old age people who come to us after losing their leg to diabetes.
Our team is continuously working to serve such people. We work pan India to reach out to the disabled. Till now we have distributed 2.5 lac mobility appliances from 2001. And the number is still adding! This year we plan to reach out to as many disabled. Each small step towards this campaign will help us to reach to many more people like Yash.
Visit Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust’s website to know more about the campaign here: http://www.ratnanidhi.in/.
Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust is one of ConnectFor’s NGO Partners and this was a guest blog by them to raise awareness for their initiative.