Think of the word Painting. What comes to our mind? The beauty of colors, the strokes, and a visual treat of creating a part of life around. In simple words, it's visual art that combines with soul to bring alive beautiful creations. But think of those who have blindness; can they enjoy this art form like a sighted person? You may say "No," but you may change your opinion once you read this article. A flashback to my life 12 years ago…. I see myself as a student aspiring to be a filmmaker.
Art has always fascinated me. But unfortunately, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and I lost my eyesight. The world fell apart in front of me. I couldn't do anything.
Back then, besides losing my vision, I also lost my sense of hearing, smell, taste. I was heading for paralysis in my right limb. In addition, my doctor said I might only have three months to live. Three months? That's all I've got to live this life? I used to lie down in bed thinking about what had become of me. But it is the fact that life gives us two choices; one is to sit and cry over your wound or get up despite the pain and walk ahead. Perhaps I took the second route, bringing me where I am today.
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Independent Living Skills Training, Community Based Rehabilitation, and much more. The best part of working here and being a beneficiary is that you don't feel like you have a disability and are like any other person. Moreover, it has been my personal experience working with Dr. Beula Christy, Head of- the Institute for Vision Rehabilitation is when she extends tremendous support in whatever you do. She never doubted me when I went to her and shared my ideas to direct an audio movie and create a painting. It has always been a green signal, and I will never be able to forget what this center has done to me. It is not my story alone, but I am sure many would reflect the same.
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