Nina was ecstatic. Winning an athletics gold medal for India had been her lifelong dream. It was the culmination of years of gruelling training and combating all physical and mental odds. As her name came over the announcer’s mike, she got a standing ovation.
She imagined this moment many times staring out of the hospital window.
A childhood car accident had left her without legs. But she had not let a wheelchair script her life. Representing India at the Paralympics was her bold decision. She had never stood taller.