There is an old adage that we often come across, “Where there is a will, there is a way.” While we come up with endless excuses for not able to pursue our dreams, this 32-year-old man from Kerala proves that nothing can come in the way of your dreams if you want to make it a reality. All you need is grit and determination.
Neeraj George Baby, who hails from Kerala’s Aluva had a bucket list that he wanted to fulfill. One by one. But, what makes his story extraordinary is that he doesn’t have one limb to support his dreams. Still, that didn’t stop this man from pursuing his dreams.
He lost his one leg to cancer at the age of 9. However, he wanted to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, which is Africa’s tallest peak, but on crutches. And he did it!
On Thursday, October 17, he posted a photo of himself on Facebook where he was on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, holding his crutches high and with a message that anything is possible.
Neeraj shared this incredible news on Facebook and this is what he wrote-
“That’s a memorable moment in my life, a five-year-old dream achieved with a lot of pain only for a reason, Wanted to prove that differently-abled without prosthetic limbs can be free to their mind as they wish, whether you charge with #GST and #tax we can live our dream!”
Netizens are totally inspired and one Facebook user wrote: “You are confident always, keep it up bro.”
In 1996, Neeraj was diagnosed with a tumor and had his leg amputated. Later, to keep himself fit, he took up badminton and went on participating para-badminton competitions on national and international levels. Neeraj bagged a bronze in doubles in his first outing at an international para-badminton event in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Earlier, we have also talked about another man who conquered the 19431Ft peak without arms and legs. The reason they all inspire is that for them, their disability is never an excuse to move on and celebrate life.
Yes! Nothing is impossible if we have the right intent and attitude.