#163, Ashish Radia, Pseudo-muscular dystrophy

By Faces of Rajkot, January 11, 2016

I just love to see the colourful wallpaper like the sky on Uttarayan because true courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher. I do have a little similar life like a kite. I am Ashish Radia and I will not use the word “disabled” rather I am specially able.The only disability in life is a bad attitude. At certain stage of life, a disabled person may think, “I’d rather be dead than disabled?” It’s not an unusual reflection. But, sorry I disagree.

Immediately after the onset of pseudo-muscular dystrophy, I was feeling profoundly depressed and I was just 9 years then. Yet after a period of time, I adapted to the new situation, re-evaluate attitude to the disability, and start making the most of it. I completed my M.Com even after painful journey after diagnosis. Believe me, it’s not easy to accept when you know that you will die soon as your muscles will stop working slowly.

My father works with a private company at the age of 76 years just to add income for the family. I too try to earn my own bread and butter and support family business of kite making and we run seasonal store. Since 18 years we are making kites.

I like to see the smile on kids’ faces when they purchase kites. Have you ever noticed? It’s just another world. Many times I just give away kites to kids just to see their smiling faces. You too will find life more lovable just let out a little more string on your kite.

And lastly… Team Faces of Rajkot requests you to buy your kites from him and encourage him