(2/2)”my first step was to take a train journey by myself. ofcourse, my friends and family thought it was ridiculous, but i had to do this to prove to myself that i was still able. it was a simple train ride, but it gave me the courage to take a step towards my new life.
then, i removed all negativity from my life — the most difficult part of recovering from something like this is when the world gives you ‘sympathy’. i didn’t want sympathy; i wanted strength — i got myself customised batman crutches to remind myself of the superhero within…i looked at it as my own batmobile.
the next thing i did was share my journey with the world through social media —i wanted to inspire other amputees with my missing leg and let them know that life was still beautiful. often people share their journeys with me or the family of an amputee gets in touch asking for advice and i’ve personally met several of these amputees to give them hope.
and hope is a good thing, because today, i do play football as a striker…i even play cricket as a batsman!
honestly, it takes a moment to lose your career, dreams, and even the most basic things that we take for granted like the ability to walk. but regardless of the the pain i had to endure, i realised how grateful i was to be alive. which meant i needed to still be the best that i could be.
i was going to fulfil my dreams and continue to model and travel the world. while many dream with their eyes closed, i wanted to open my eyes. i wasn’t afraid to see anymore.
and i am walking, talking proof that anything is possible — i’ve just signed my first movie!”