Woman Beats Muscular Dystrophy, Inspires Others
Indian Woman wins over Muscular Dystrophy, becomes an inspiring entrepreneur.
Muscular dystrophy is a hereditary disorder which slowly causes muscle fibers to weaken and break down. The symptoms are general weakness of muscles on hands, and face. Later it causes stammering, slowness and gradual numbness of body organs. There is no cure for MD, but drug treatment for symptoms, therapy, and assistive technology can make a huge difference for a person with the condition.
Sanjana developed MD in her teenage and was quick to realize what was happening to her because two of her brothers had the same disorder. So, instead of feeling frustrated or hopeless, she researched a lot about the disease and became confirmed that though MD causes paralysis, it is not a fatal disease. This knowledge gave Sanjana courage to live a good life, despite the physical difficulties caused by her disease. So, a determined Sanjana went to university, earned a masters degree and started her own business of fashion designing. Once she gained financial independence, Sanjana started following her mission: Empower those who have MD, to overcome their physical challenge.
According to Muscular Dystrophy India – an organization that researches, monitors and provides information on Muscular dystrophy, about a quarter million people in India today suffer from the disease. For all these people, Sanjana is a true inspiration. Especially for those women who suffer from MD, Sanjana provides training in vocations that can help them earn a living. So young women MD patients can learn how to be a beautician or a hairstylist or a designer and become an entrepreneur.
Recently Pratibha Rolta, a community reporter shot a video of Sanjana. According to Pratibha, what sets Sanjana apart from others is that instead of providing ad hoc solutions, Sanjana is trying to help physically challenged women become financially independent, so they can overcome self-pity and stigma that they face within the community.
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