The 11th of April saw an unusual get-together at the old age home premises in Thevara, Kochi, Kerala.
Some time back, a group of people on wheelchair had got together on Facebook to create an unusual organization called ‘God’s Own Wings’. This self-support group encourages people to get out of the confines of their four walls. At the function on April 11, which was inaugurated by Sophia M. Joe (Ms Deaf India 2014 – first runner up), Sowmya Parameswaran, a young woman, got an electric wheelchair from this organization. Receiving it, Sowmya said, “My neighbours do not know that I exist, except when they see me outside once in a blue moon, and ask, ‘Hey you were here, eh?’ I have only one regret; because I am a woman, I have few friends. All my old friends got married, they have their kids and families and they have no time for me. Now these people – Siju, Siva and others – are my friends. I now feel there are some things that I can also achieve.”
How can you help admiring these brilliant activisits, Dr Siju Vijayan, Mr C.S.Sivanandan and Sowmya Parameswaran?