My grandfather's brother, Tommy Thatha has cerebral palsy. He stays with us a lot, and is one of the most enthusiastic and optimistic people I know, despite coping with so many challenges. He is more than 70 years old, and I wonder what all he could have done if he had more opportunities.
My grandmother and aunt worked with AADI for many years. AADI campaigns passionately for disability rights. For opportunities for people like Tommy Thatha.
From my time with him, I see that people with disabilities are often not taken into consideration - they cannot access many public places, and even when they do, they are often excluded from conversations and full participation. I find that people are also often not used to having people with disabilities in their space - they stare and ask awkward questions, without even addressing Tommy Thatha directly! I believe that people with disability should be able to live a life like everyone else - with access to education, work, fun, holidays.
AADI works in this direction. I would love to contribute something, however small, to this cause. Please do help in whatever way you can.
A big thank you to all those who have donated on this page.
I am in Class X in Modern School Barakhamba. Enjoy a range of things - from football, to reading, to debating and writing. Trying to work out what my journey ahead will entail