Ability Beyond Disability: Deepa Malik

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"I wanted to do it all"- Deepa Malik
An entrepreneur, a biker, a social worker, a mother... this is the story of Deepa Malik, who became a paraplegic at the age of 30, but nothing could stop her from living her life to the fullest & setting a phenomenal example for women across the nation.
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"I don't do anything half-heartedly"- Deepa Malik
Her name has been registered 4 times in the Limca Book of World Records: for crossing a 1-km stretch of the Yamuna River against the current, and also for covering 58 kms by riding a special bike. She also participated in the Himalayan Car Rally in 2009. She says, "I never do anything half-heartedly. I get into the core of things to achieve." #LikeABoss
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"I was always taught to balance & utilize my time well"- Deepa Malik
She says, "A lot of what I do today is because of the way I was brought up. I was always taught to balance & utilize my time well. At 30, I became a paraplegic. It took me some time to get used to my new body. It was tough. I was already a mother to two young children. Imagine my plight that I couldn't even give my children a bath."
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"Be the person you want your Child to be"- Deepa Malik
Mother of two beautiful daughters- Devika & Ambika, Deepa says, "As a mother, you have to be the person you want your child to be. You cannot expect your children to become anything else, if you yourself aren't practicing it. I was tired of the stereotypical image of disability. I hated being looked at as 'bechaari'. This gave me the inspiration to do things to change the view people have towards disability. That's how my NGO 'Wheeling Happiness' came up. My message to every mother is- Contribute to the society, teach your kids the same. Do not live ordinary lives. Motherhood is a tough task. You can lose it as a wife, or an entrepreneur...but never as a mom. I am what I am today because of my two beautiful daughter." Limeroad is proud to present Deepa Mallik, the woman who dares to be different, the super mom, as it's Style Icon. Kudos!
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