I was twenty four and going about my day when some boy came and threw acid on my face. It burnt my skin off, distorted my face and the acid made me go blind. I was traumatized and never thought that the pain would end. I had to undergo about 30-40 surgeries. I had to go through this immense, unbearable pain, and also accept that I would not be able to see anything anymore. I gathered the courage and self - motivation to allow myself to come out of this dark place. I started to think positively and that’s what got me to where I am today.
I found out about NOWPDP providing training program for persons with disabilities, and also heard that they try to place the trainees in jobs too. I thought I would give it a try as well. I enrolled in the JAWS training program and became a skilled computer operator.
After this, I started to offer words of encouragement and hope to other persons with disabilities. I wanted them to realize that nothing is impossible, that they must find the hope and courage within themselves to make something out of their skills. Now I am a motivational speaker and speak at different universities and events. I am also proud to say that I am the Brand Ambassador for the “Diplex Smile Again Foundation.
When I look back to four years ago, that was undoubtedly the darkest moment of my life. I knew that no one would help me achieve everything I want to, unless I don’t tell myself that I can. I work relentlessly to stay positive and instill this positivity in others, be it persons with or without disabilities.