Motivation & Strength to overcome hurdles & attain desired goals! PRESENTED BY VIRALI MODI
About me Miss India Wheelchair 2014, Runner up Quora's Top writer 2014, 2015 & 2016 Aspiring Actress/Model, Motivational Speaker, Writer Published writer with BBC, Slate & BuzzFeed Follow me on Unacademy: https://unacademy.in/user/VirallMod.
The beginnings At a young age, dreams & ambitions to be a doctor > I would help people & I would listen to people At this age, I was aware of child abuse, rape, murders, kidnappings & even malpractice cases by doctors Bought up in an environment which allowed me to pursue my dreams
When life hits back Fell sick and became oblivious to the fact that I was paralyzed neck down I was not aware that I could not feel anything My body knew, my brain did not
This is quite common with soldiers who have lost their limbs in battle Like a sensation that you can feel or move your limbs, but you really cannot on my first day at physical therapy I realsed how severe my situation was I was independent, never asked for help, I was strong- willed & hard headed But now, I was dependent
Honestly, I thought I would lead an independent life throughout It hurt, really bad, but I couldn't cry Tears were not ready to escape my eyes Till this day, I have not figured out why My parents took me home after a couple weeks I was like a dead body, who is breathing
I could not sit without support from both sides I did not know when I was hungry, or when I had to use the bathroom My parents worked me on My mom would get 5 different bowls and fill them with my favourite food items but keep them out of my reach, in front of me in different directions she made me get them myself, without touching the bowls
I would fall forward, and with my weak arms, try to get a cookie out of the bowl This would take 20 minutes I was so weak that my arms would get tired My mom would never cry though
My source of motivation My mother she quit her job & dedicated all her time to me Played games with me Re-taught me the alphabet coma had caused long term memory loss, which is normal
My source of motivation quickly regained a lot of important memory such as Mathematics, Science, History & English I excelled at it, I was home-schooled that year passed with flying colours
The journey Kept making smaller goals and accomplished them The ultimate goal is still pending, which is my goal presently I have recovered a lot, have the will power to recover more & eventually start walking The duration does not matter, if it is something I want, I will achieve it
Always look at the brighter side of life, even if there isn't. Think positively and you will find it
Survived death thrice, Miss Wheelchair India 2014 runner up, Quora Top writer 2014, 2015, 2016, Published writer at BBC, Buzzfeed.