Who doesn’t get affected by hard times, who doesn’t get affected by tragedies but the one who rose up and hit back again is termed as the true hero, Arunima Sinha is one of them and her story is one believe thought we all need to believe in. She became the world’s first amputee and the first Indian amputee to achieve this feat.
Here is her inspiring story.
Arunima Sinha hails from Ambedkar nagar, a place outside Lucknow. She was a naturally athletic as a child. After her father’s death, she applied at the paramilitary force in the army so that she could stay close to her sports but unfortunately, she didn’t get through.
Looking for Job
Desperate to get a job, Arunima Sinha applied at CSIF but upon receiving the call letter, she found out that her birth date was mentioned wrong in the certificate and to get that rectified, she left for Delhi so that she could get a job.
Arunima Sinha boarded the train to Delhi where she had an encounter with some four or five thugs and attacked on her golden chain that was gifted to her by her mother. She fought hard but they threw her out of the running train and after that on another track, another train went over her left leg.
The fight for Survival
It was discovered that not only one train, but a number of forty nine trains (as claimed by Mahila Ayog report) moved over her first leg and she kept screaming in pain before finally passing out. The night was long for her but she survived.
She had lost an enormous supply of blood and the hospital she was getting treated in did not had the facility of anesthesia so Arunima Sinha decided to keep it going without the same. She was fully conscious while getting leg amputation.
Arunima Sinha became a media sensation after some newspapers and TV Channels picked up her story and broadcasted it. Ajay Maken, then sports minister shifted her to AIIMS where Arunima Sinha received the world class care.
A thing was doing round after she became an media sensation that she wanted to commit suicide after a CCTV footage got released of her purchasing the tickets and she had to defend herself against this onslaught. Her leg was amputated and a rod was inserted inside and between all this she had gone for the most impossible dream, to climb the Everest.
Arunima Sinha did a basic course in training from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. Eighteen months of rigorous training, she climbed dangerous mountains and underwent exhausting, spirit crushing pain. In course, Tata Steel provided her with generous sponsorship that let her focus on the impossible task.
She started her Everest journey where she underwent death zones. There came a time when her oxygen supply was critically low, even her Sherpa left her claiming that she was on a suicide mission but Arunima Sinha carried on her journey. On 21st may,2013, she climbed Everest.
Arunima Sinha proved that no fear is bigger than your goals and your goals should be worthy enough to overcome your fear.