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Help Garima To Win Again
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  • Pradee

    Created by

    Pradee Sati
  • GJ

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Garima Joshi

    from Bengaluru, Karnataka

An athlete from Uttarakhand, 21-year-old Garima Joshi was in Udupi in May 2018 to participate in a marathon when she met with an accident that confined her to bed. She sustained severe injuries on both her legs when a speeding car hit her, however, nothing deters this gritty woman from fulfilling her dreams of winning an Olympic medal for the country as she says, “So what if I can’t run? I will prepare for wheelchair games and participate in the Paralympics.”

Garima has been a national level gold winner in the 800 meters sprint and has also run half marathons before, but life threw a curveball for her when she met with the accident and her family grappled with severe financial constraints. Garima’s father, who used to work as a driver in Uttarakhand, lost his job, mortgaged their house and took loans from three banks to arrange money for her treatment and just when she met with the accident her mother was also diagnosed with cancer. As a result, to provide for the family, Garima’s brother dropped out of college to work as domestic help in Mumbai.

Last year she took part in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in a wheelchair. As per Garima's father, “they lost hope but their daughter did not give up. She told us that she is perfectly fine, she is winning medals with the wheelchair, they don’t see any change in her attitude towards sport.”

Garima still wants to prove herself. Being pessimistic and only thinking negative in life isn’t going to get you anything, it will only harm your mind and body,” said Garima

She is suffering from 'Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury'. Due to the weak financial condition of the family, they cannot afford the medical expenses which will be approximately 20 Lakhs INR hence raising this request of arranging funds in order to make her win gold for us again.

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