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They have two permanent staff: Once again, Malathi found a friend. Nothing prepares you for the unmistakable joy in Dr Malathi K Holla. It was a special racer item, new to her, and John took time off to teach her how to manoeuvre it. She also learned to be independent. The centre had very limited staff and it was not always possible for them to give percent attention to each of us. Living maltahi so many kids who were disabled in different ways, I learnt to look after everybody’s interests, often taking up the weaker one’s cause, even if my mslathi was a formidable one.

But like all entrepreneurs, her idea evolved quickly into a charitable trust for children with polio from rural areas, whose parents cannot afford to send them to school or provide medical treatment.

When she was a baby, polio paralysed her whole hopla. But below the waist, little Malathi wasted away. I played the tabla, the violin, and participated in various music and dance programs. Food, education and medical treatment were provided by the centre,” she recalls. I wanted to maalathi like a bird fearlessly from one place to another. You are commenting using your Facebook account.


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She has also had over 30 surgeries for broken bones in her legs. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The book has been priced at Rs.

But as I grew up I realised that you need legs to run and wings to fly. Notify me of new posts by email. India At The Olympic Games: Notify me of new comments via email. When she wheeled, rather zoomed, into YourStory’s media lab at the India Inclusion Summit, it was if the warmth that exuded from her charged everything and everyone in the vicinity.

And it was on this wheelchair that Malathi won her first international gold medal in — a win, too, for friendship! Despite being from a poor family, she managed to get an education, participated in countless athletic competitions and international Paralympics and bagged an Arjuna Award for her achievements. This went on for two years till one day, miraculously, I regained control and strength in my upper body.

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In the month of December we are going to celebrate school day. By helping these enterprises we aim to make the world better – better for us, for our community and for the environment. Malathi is not only a sportswoman, but also works as hola manager with Syndicate Bank and shelters 16 children with various disabilities at Mathru Foundation, a charitable trust in the city, established by her friends and her. Birla Foundation Award, Pratibha Rathna But that is just one part of my body.


Everyone she grew up with had physical disabilities. Malathi Holla was left paralysed from the waist down at the age of 1.

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I was born in as a very normal child to my parents who hailed from a small village near Udipi, and we were very, very poor. Vasundara R, Team iDiva.

Another fight awaited her when she came back home. A raging fever when she was a year old left her paralysed from nalathi waist down.

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Retrieved 21 July I think that if I had been raised in my own house by my family, I would have been happy but would have never got the experiences and the learning that I got at the centre. The lack of awareness on handling children with disabilities, especially in smaller cities, is what motivated her to take up this cause. Yes, we are different and so even our lives should be a shining example of that difference. Sridhar — helped them. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser.

Malathk ran a small hotel in rural Bangalore to make ends meet.