When Manjit and Deepa had their first daughter Poorvika Saawant, they had been excited. However after they realized that she had Down syndrome, the couple had been shocked and devastated. It took them some time to just accept Poorvika’s incapacity. However as we speak, as a household, they’ve overcome all odds. All three of them reside life to the fullest. Manjit and Deepa believes in standing by their daughter and empowering her.
The journey of Manjit and his spouse Deepa who has a daughter with Down syndrome is really inspiring. The couple had been initially devastated after understanding about their daughter’s diagnoses. Like most dad and mom, it took them a number of years to just accept their daughter Poorvika Saawant and her incapacity. However as soon as they did, life grew to become an thrilling roller-coaster trip to all three of them who are actually dwelling life to the fullest in Bengaluru. Learn on to know extra about their journey of affection, understanding and above all, acceptance of their 14 12 months outdated daughter Poorvika’s incapacity.
Diagnoses of Down syndrome
Manjit remembers that docs began noticing sure variations within the child when Deepa was seven months pregnant. Despite consulting over two docs, nobody mentioned to the couple about what they might count on after delivery of the newborn. Docs advised totally different checks which Deepa underwent with out fail.
We had been scared. However we took an opportunity. When Poorvika was born, docs realized that she had Down syndrome however didn’t inform us. It was after 15 days that the physician spoke to me about this. I didn’t consider it initially. I by no means thought this might occur to us. The truth is, I believed the physician was chatting with another person within the room. I even thought that he may be mistaken- Manjit, Poorvika’s father.
It took the couple over 4 years to just accept Poorvika’s incapacity. However all all through, the couple has showered their solely daughter with love, care and assist.
Journey to empowerment
In 4 to 5 years, Manjit and Deepa consulted many docs for Poorvika. It was Dr Sridevi Hegde who first spoke to the couple about totally different therapies that may assist to empower Poorvika. Manjit and Deepa used to journey lengthy distances, from one a part of the town to a different on their bike together with Poorvika to offer her the most effective therapies.
“Over time, we realized that we’ve to place in our greatest efforts to empower her. My spouse was all the time optimistic about it. Her acceptance of Poorvika’s incapacity occurred a lot earlier than mine”, says Manjit.
The truth is Manjit even stop his job to spend extra time together with his daughter. He shifted jobs and labored odd hours in order that he might drop and decide Poorvika from college.
“All dad and mom who’ve disabled youngsters are involved and fearful about their future. What occurs after we’re gone? We can provide them training and coaching in abilities. However regardless of all that, their future should be made safe, particularly financially. I attempted my luck in numerous companies and I failed. Presently, I’am working for occasions”, says Manjit.
Dwelling life to the fullest
Poorvika is now learning at Sophia, a particular college in Bengaluru. “We don’t wish to pressure lecturers on her. We let her be and he or she does what her hearts tells her to”, says Manjit.
Poorvika loves music and dance. She can also be present process formal coaching for portray. Poorvika was one among the members for a style present held for disabled individuals by NGO Aasman Basis. Within the occasion that was held late February, Poorvika’s ramp stroll acquired quite a lot of appreciation.
“Mother and father should spend extra time with their disabled youngsters. They need to perceive that nothing will change, however hold working in direction of empowering your baby. Each disabled baby is totally different in their very own methods”, says Deepa.
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