“It’s been 6 years since my accident. A major one, where my friend and I could have lost our lives, but fate had different plans. I am a 28 year old engineer, survivor bilateral below knee amputee. I was doing my ME in Karur and staying with my grandparents.
One evening as I was returning from college, the devil came before us in the form of a sand lorry and within seconds my friend and I were in a pool of our own blood, wailing in pain. At that time all I could think of was my family and how mortified they would be by this incident.
As I was losing consciousness I checked for my friend and my bike. I cannot begin to explain how much I loved my bike. After multiple treatments and days at the hospital, I came out as an amputee losing both my legs below the knees.
As a close knit family, this accident shook them so much. But I had to be strong for myself and for everyone else. It took days and months to accept my state and regain confidence. I also realized that I’m not scared to be sad. It’s okay to be sad and wail in pain. But it’s important to come out of that pain and be happy for what life has blessed me with.
I am grateful to have prosthetic legs that allow me to move about. Of course, I had been given the gift of life a second time, an amazing family that loves me unconditionally and the art of writing. I am indeed blessed.
From being in crutches to driving my car by myself, I’ve really come a long way and there are miles to go!! My legs are broken, but not my confidence and will power. Aren’t we all broken in one way or the other? But here’s me sending lots of strength to you all!”
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