We are the World Blogfest is here with its tenth edition, first post of 2018 and my fifth post on #WATWB to spread peace, kindness, and humanity on social media, a few of us have worked together to create the We are the World Blogfest. In a world where news and social media are awash with negativity, we aim to turn the focus onto small but significant stories that renew our faith in humanity.
With Pain Comes Strength
I was in a forced blogging break due to my eye surgery. I was in bed for almost one month. New year 2018 started for me like this only. But I am grateful for all the love and affection from my hubby and son. Being handicapped for over a month made me to travel deeper within.
And when I read about Shalini Saraswathi in a Tamil magazine, Her struggle really motivated me that with pain comes strength. I really salute this incredible woman Shalini Saraswathi for running the TCS 10K marathon after losing both her arms & legs, as a Blade Runner.
Shalini Saraswathi who lost both legs, and hands, to a rare bacterial infection has defied all odds to become an audacious blade runner. An engineer by profession, she’s 37, from Bengaluru, overcoming her grievous condition to which she lost both her legs from below her knees and each of her hands.
In an inspiring show of grit, the quadruple amputee took part in an open 10,000m run recently, just three years after fighting with a rare, life-threatening disease.
Her coach, Aiyappa, says he has never treated Shalini any differently from the other athletes. She has now also resumed her career as Deputy General Manager with First Source Solutions. But it is the little things in life that she values and hopes to inspire others to appreciate as well.
“When I Run, I feel Like I Win Over My Body”
– Shalini Saraswathi
Inspiring by her words and life, I would also like to add that “When I Write, I feel Like I Win Over My Poor Vision”. Strength lies in our mind and not in our body.
Linking this post for We are the World Blogfest hosted by Damyanti and #QuotedStories hosted by Upasna.