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Follow Women’s Web newsletters facebook twitter gplus. I wanted to fly like hoolla bird fearlessly from one place to another. It was an institution for learning that gave me a new life by attending to my pain and giving me happiness. But that has not deterred her from winning a flood of recognitions like the Padma Shri, Arjuna and Ekalavya awards.

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She found the answer to pain, paralysis and pity. Now she shares it with others

I become livid if anyone questions my honesty or hard work. Empowering Children With Imagination. Malathi Holla was left paralysed from the waist down at the age of 1. When she was a baby, polio paralysed her whole body.

It was four hours of treatment every day and she would stand beside me malaghi I screamed from the pain as the electrical shock tore through my body. They hope to expand their capacity to take 30 more children next year. From then on, she would wear the bank’s colours at all the competitions in which she participated.

Thanks for posting this excerpt, Womensweb. My mother took on the responsibility of making sure that I, her youngest born, could get some chance in life and so, every afternoon, she would put me on her hip and we would take the bus to the Victoria hospital at the other end of the city so that I could get the electric shock treatment which, she was told, would help me regain some strength in my limbs.


I think he had a tough day at Parliament. The kind of equipment they may use as aids — golla, artificial limbs, rope tethers linked to guides, etc. Copyright YourStory Media Pvt. She set her focus on winning and trained hard every day.

Being Malathi Holla: A Story of Courage and (Dis)Ability

Women’s Web is a vibrant community for Indian women, an authentic space for us. She was born on 6 July in Bangalore. But while these challenges would discourage others, Malathi not mapathi survived them, but thrived on them as well; s he aimed for the stars whilst trying to overcome the setbacks of her physical condition.

Children come to Mathru Foundation at the age of 12 mlathi stay till they finish their education. When I was about 5 years old, doctors at the hospital told my parents that I stood a better chance if they admitted me to the Ishwari Prasad Dattatraya Orthopaedic Centre in Chennai where I could get boarding, lodging, medical treatment, and education, under one roof.

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Living with 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 opponent was a formidable one. Of course, I am disabled physically. I was a naughty child, completely undisciplined and yet, nothing happened at that centre without me-neither sports nor extracurricular activities-because I was good at all of this. Despite this, Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla has won golds, 27 silvers and 5 bronzes at national and international events, most of them on a rented wheelchair.


This went on for two years till one day, miraculously, I regained control and strength in my upper body. I volunteer at the Spastics Society school, and this will be an inspiring story to share with our children.

Our theme for our sports day is about disability. She currently works as a manager at Syndicate Bank and trains part-time as a para-athlete. He was 12 years old at that time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For a long time, she had been discussing it with her friend, Krishna Reddy, a para athelete like her.

And it was on this wheelchair that Malathi won her first international gold medal in — a win, too, for friendship! Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox before everyone else! They are educated in private schools near the home.

Those days India had no synthetic tracks. I hope my story of struggle and success will give the strength to many like me to lead better lives.

Malathi Holla is a Champion for the Differently-Abled

The book has been published by Inspired Indian — a movement of writers, journalists and thinkers that promote good writing and unsung heroes. You can imagine my mental state then. I never took my life at the centre as a struggle or challenge.