As most of you know by now that for this month, every Thursday I am writing about a Mom’s life and issues. I wanted to write an inspiring story this week and came across a great story of grit and confidence.
Meet Deepa Malik– Sharing with you all story of a 45-year-old who is an inspiration for all of us.
A few days back we all heard about Deepa Malik winning a silver medal in Paralympics. Yesterday, someone forwarded a video on Facebook about her life and I was inspired by this strong mom. I wanted to know more about her life and did some research myself. She is the first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympics. She won a Silver medal at the Paralympics 2016 for Shot put.
Deepa was diagnosed with a spinal tumour in 1999 and has undergone multiple surgeries after that. Doctors told her that she won’t be able to walk again. She underwent three surgeries and 183 stitches and was paralysed from the waist down.
She is married to an Army officer who was fighting in Kargil war when she was diagnosed with tumour. It was a tough time for her family but she came out as a winner by defeating her tumours.
These disabilities didn’t stop her and she went on to become an award-winning athlete. She is an athlete, swimmer, biker, and also an entrepreneur. Also has four limca world records registered in her name too. She didn’t let anything come in her way and achieved her dreams.
There are many other people with disabilities who are an inspiration to all of us. We take things for granted, feel sad for small things, fret without a reason and feel guilty about small things.
Deepa’s story shares with us many wonderful lessons about life. So, this one is not only for all the moms but also for women who are doing a great job. I want all of you to say this every day or when you feel low-
We are an inspiration and we are a hero,
We can do anything only if we decide.
Don’t feel sad and don’t forget your motto,
As life can be difficult and challenging at times.
Never look for pity or sympathy and just go with the flow,
We will get up after falling and achieve bigger heights.
You may see us struggling and fighting,
But you won’t see us fall…
As we are a daughter, a sister, a mother and above all a strong person.
Also linking it to #writingwednesdays
September 15, 2016 at 3:24 pm
Your namesakes journey and story are truly inspiring.
Thanks for shining the spotlight on unsung sheroes. They deserve it.
September 15, 2016 at 4:54 pm
Thanks a lot Mayuri..glad you liked it 🙂
September 15, 2016 at 3:49 pm
She is an inspiration 🙂 Thanks for the post
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September 15, 2016 at 4:55 pm
Yes she is..Thanks for stopping by Yogita 🙂
September 15, 2016 at 3:50 pm
inspiration to d society !!
September 15, 2016 at 4:56 pm
Yes Ruchi..thanks for stopping by 🙂
September 15, 2016 at 5:32 pm
This is inspiring and just what I needed to get grounded.Sometimes we focus so much on our own problems we forget to be thankful.Glad yoi wrote about her
September 15, 2016 at 7:25 pm
Exactly Amrita..we need an inspiration like this to come back to terms with reality..Glad you liked it and thanks for stopping by 🙂
September 15, 2016 at 9:28 pm
Inspiring Deepa, we are would within us and our lives so much that we tend to forget anyone other than us even exists..nice one ..menaka bharathis new post..http://simpleindianmom.in/6-ways-can-make-travel-lot-cheaper-calculations/
September 15, 2016 at 10:09 pm
Yup menaka..that is the whole point ..lets celebrate each and every moment and be thankful to God..Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts 🙂
September 16, 2016 at 9:40 pm
Inspirational in true sense.Work towards you goal with what you have and stop complaining. A lot of times we complain of things we dont have and forget about the bigger picture.No excuses henceforth!
Loved your post, looking forward for more posts like this!
September 16, 2016 at 9:53 pm
Agree..Its important to look around and just be thankful for everything we have..Thanks for reading Rashmi 🙂
September 17, 2016 at 1:22 am
What she has achieved after going through all that is commendable. Hope we celebrate people like her
September 17, 2016 at 9:40 am
Exactly..She is an inspiration..Thanks for stopping by Tina 🙂
September 17, 2016 at 4:33 pm
It’s inspiring. Truly inspiring! If only we can get enough of motivation for ourselves!
September 17, 2016 at 4:51 pm
Agree..lot of motivating and inspiring people around..only if we look closely..Thanks for stopping by 🙂
September 18, 2016 at 4:14 pm
Truly an inspiration for everyone! Glad you wrote about her in your blog. So many of our heroes and sheroes go unnoticed because of lack of attention our media/sport authorities gives to them.
September 18, 2016 at 4:25 pm
Yes she is a great inspiration ..Thanks for stopping by Saumy once again 🙂
September 18, 2016 at 4:50 pm
I get goosebumps whenever I read such stories… so much courage and strength 🙂
September 18, 2016 at 9:07 pm
Agree..Same thing happened to me so really wanted to write about it..Thanks for reading 🙂
September 18, 2016 at 8:25 pm
It was truly inspirational to read this post buddy 🙂
September 18, 2016 at 9:08 pm
Thanks roma for stopping by 🙂
September 20, 2016 at 4:41 pm
Its great to know about a strong personality who never get knocked down by difficulties. Great post. #FridayReflections
September 20, 2016 at 6:56 pm
Thanks Upasna for stopping by ..glad you liked it:)
September 20, 2016 at 8:20 pm
A great source of inspiration indeed.
September 20, 2016 at 9:24 pm
Thanks for reading Atul 🙂