In five years, TCO has grown into a family of more than 1400 amputees across India and more than 500 challengers have already participated in various marathons and other sports events in the country
Any person who looses a body part due to any reason needs to know answers to many such questions which deals with daily life. Every type of disability have different challenges which any one of the similar type of disability can answer. Such answers can be explored here.
Life and future for any individual who undergoes amputation is unknown. Neither he/she nor his/her family members had ever thought of such life. Support at this juncture can bring a lot of positive attitude among the folks and individual. A Challenger, who have overcome this stage is the best person to provide this support. This group will get connected with all such individuals through The Challengers present in the same city.
All great military leaders are produced in playfields.. Games and sports builds up confidence and increases the level of motivation. Our aim is to make the Challengers break all shackles of dependency, fears of lack of mobility to open and live their life the same way as it was earlier. Sports will not only bring that change but also produce medal winners for India.
After slipping from a moving train, I lost both my legs and became a double amputee below the knees. The support from family and friends, revived my confidence and that marked the beginning of my new life. I started driving, riding, cycling and even trekking.
TCO introduced me to marathons and I ran my first in 2014. There has been no looking back since then. I have run several marathons, climbed the peaks and even went on a cycling expedition of 525 km on the highest motorable road in the world from Manali to Khardungla. For me, difficult roads have always taken me to beautiful destinations.
In a dreadful road accident, I lost my leg and suffered a head injury along with 30% loss of hearing power from right ear permanently. My shoulder suffered permanent dislocation because of the heavy weight I had to bear for almost 2 hours before being rescued.
When I went for further treatment, the surgeon was shocked to see me standing on prosthesis in just 4 months and told me I could do anything, if I could stand in such a short span. Gradually, I started playing cricket and even have the record of longest motorcycle ride with a prosthesis to my credit. I wish to bring a gold medal for my country in 2018 Para Asian Games and and make the challengers proud.
At the age of 9, I got electrocuted by 11000 volts electric shock while playing which made me an amputee and took away both my legs below the knee and the left arm, above elbow. I joined TCO in 2016 under the guidance of Dastagir Sir where I explored my capabilities and excelled in sports.
Gradually, I regained my confidence which made me complete 5 km and 3 km marathon on Jaipur foot. After getting the prosthetics, I participated in the 10 km marathon and currently I am preparing for Asian Para Cycling event to be held next year. Convince your mind to be strong and you will always find a way out of anything.
If someone have a spare limb and wish to help others, this limb bank will help like magic bricks.