Meet Sarath

Meet Sarath…. a person with grave physical disability… so grave and severe that he can’t even sit or lie down… forget going to school, playing with friends, or even walking a single step…

I must admit that I haven’t seen people with such degree of physical challenge. But ever since I met him, the one thing that surprised me is that there was never a single moment without a smile on his face!

The struggle of the family in making both ends meet was so evident. So was the sacrifice and pain that they have been going through ever since they identified Sarath’s health issues.

There were moments when his sister and mother literally broke down and went speechless, with tears in their eyes, as they remembered the sleepless days and nights that passed by…

But the one thing that differs this lad from the general youth is his thirst for knowledge and ardent desire to be able to provide for his struggling family, even amidst all financial crisis and physical struggles of Cerebral Palsy….. that paved way for his unbelievable success story in the plus two examinations with a whooping 198 out of 200 in Malayalam!

It is very weird that normal people like us try to find excuses to NOT do something even when we have everything we need…. If only we could learn to imbibe the faith of people like Sarath who strongly believes in God’s plan for him despite not having even the basic amenities of life…

Yes, his very smile is a BIG lesson for you and me…!