My name is Krima Patel, 8 years old and studying in 3rd standard. My father is working in factory in Kadi Industrial area. We are 4 members in our family. My parents told me while I was born I did not had my right leg.
They were shocked thinking how will I lead such a long life ahead and that too being a girl child they were more worried! Though, economically not capable, my parents roamed from one hospital to other so that I become normal with two legs. But their hopes never fulfilled until they saw advertisement in newspaper about ‘A Leg To Stand On’ project, where prosthesis were provided free of cost. Rays of hope appeared in their eyes. They immediately admitted me to Government Spine Institute.
Dhiren Sir and other staff of P & O department, under guidance of Dr. M. M. Prabhakar fitted an imported prosthesis to my right leg. You will not believe but the prosthesis is so light that I don’t find it as external part in my body, it became comfortable like a natural leg for me. And now along with going to school regularly, I came first in running competition and also won prizes in dancing competition! Now, I aim to win Skatting competition soon! I can say proudly that ‘This hospital gave me back my leg, but also the road to succeed and achieve my dreams’. Since 8 years Krima is availing services of this hospital.