October 22nd, 2015
Source: indiatimes | Image Courtesy: vegmomos motivateme indiatimes
“It’s not the high mountain ahead, but it is the pebbles in our own shoes only that doesn’t let us reach our dreams.”
This is the very famous say we come across very often, but when you hear the real Life Story of 28 year Anand Arnold, you will realize that how he turned those pebbles to his stepping stones.
It’s due to his unparalleled grit and determination only that steered him to become ‘India’s First Wheelchair Bodybuilder’ even after being diagnosed with life threatening spinal cancer at the tender age of 15.
Anand found his callings for bodybuilding when he was only 13 and won his first title in the same year. But two years later when he was diagnosed with life threatening cancer, he had to undergo a surgical treatment to save his life which sadly left his body paralyzed down his neck with only some mobility in hands. With God’s grace he has his wonderful family who stood by him when his tides were harsh and gave all their support.
Being passionate for Body building, Anand decided that he will not let his disease overpower him and he started his training yet again within the confinement of his wheelchair only. Saddingly, He was already very weakened by his treatment to an extent that even chances of him ever standing straight were negligible. You can see him working out in this video from July 2012:
However, Anand lived his life on fire of indomitable grit and he soon became ‘India’s First Wheelchair Bodybuilder’. No sooner than this, his laurels went on counting uncontrollably and today he has 3 Mr India titles, 12 Mr Punjab titles and 27 other major titles under his name.
In the world where people with all the abilities fail to achieve till their potential, Anand turns out to be a great inspiration.
The Logical Indian Community applauds such an embodiment of inexplicable grit and passion. He proves that ‘Where there is a will, there is a way’.
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