Bharat C. Sathwara is my name and I am 46 years old. Though, originally I am from Prantij of Sabarkantha district, but since 15 years I am living in Asarva area of Ahmedabad. I used to work as a construction worker earlier. Before 8 years, I fell down from the top of newly constructing building in which I was working. The owner of construction company did not support me.
My spine got damaged in that accident. Entire body below waist became paraplegic. I even lost control on toiletry function too! I was admitted to Government Spine Institute and Dr. M. M. Prabhakar did my surgery. My recovery was very fast. But again before 5 years, due to twisted leg, I had to go for amputation and prosthesis was fitted.
Bharat sir (Medical Social worker) supported me in getting tricycle so that I can move on my own, and in addition to that, I was given Rs.5000/- to start a plastic cutlery shop on road side. From that seed money I started footwear shop. From the day I abandoned construction work, my entire family is surviving on this support given by Government Spine Institute. Every day 4 to 8 p.m., I and my family run this shop. I manage purchase of all items from Kalupur on my own using this tricycle provided by the hospital.
Though, god has taken my legs, but the staff of Government Spine Institute hold my hand and supported me and my family. We are living happy and dignified life even after such disability!