Adversity brings opportunity and the one who approaches this way turns out to be a Champion. It is said that champions are born and so was Miss Geeta Chouhan, an international-level wheelchair basketball player, and a national-level tennis player. She was crippled by polio at the age of six as a result of which she …
Adversity brings opportunity and the one who approaches this way turns out to be a Champion. It is said that champions are born and so was Miss Geeta Chouhan, an international-level wheelchair basketball player, and a national-level tennis player. She was crippled by polio at the age of six as a result of which she was mocked by everyone, even by her family members. She was always ill treated by the society and discouraged as she was surrounded by negative minds. Belonging to a humble family she not only attended school but also went for work to earn and also to training(against her father’s will). But this did not deter her as she got her first chance in 2017 in the Fifth National level wheelchair Basketball Championship. She grabbed it with both hands and won the gold medal being the top scorer in the tournament. It led her to the global stage representing Indian Wheelchair Basketball team at the 2018 Asian Para Games Qualifying trials in Bangkok, Thailand. She also represented Indian Wheelchair Basketball Team at the 2019 Asia Oceania Championship in Pattaya, Thailand. She continued her hardwork inspire of various obstacles coming her way and bagged a gold medal at the 2019 National Wheelchair Basketball Championship in Mohali for Maharashtra Wheelchair Basketball Team. But this journey hasn’t been as simple and easy as it looks as it includes various financial hurdles in the way. Her survival has been real tough and every time looking for a sponsor or arrangement of money before any camp was a herculean task for her. The financial block ultimately reflects on the type of equipment used which effects the performance of Wheelchair players. They use is a basic 3 push wheelchair, whereas the international level wheelchairs move at 1 push so the athletes need to put more than double their effort and is the reason for their lag. Now it’s our turn to STEP up and help these para athletes who are putting their 200% of hard work in winning medals for our country. They often lack due to funds as their selection camps are too expensive and also the equipment they use are obsolete. So contribute towards this change and help them achieve big!!!!!
The wheelchair which is required by Geeta for her basketball costs Rs. 5 Lac out of which a majority of fund is already crowdfunded and and we need your support for the rest of the pending amount.