Agreed, every participant in Paralympic Games is stronger than most of us if not all.
I wish to highlight this story purely because of the gender of the winner also it is happening first time in Indian history.
With this historic achievement, Deepa became the first Indian woman ever to clinch a medal at the Paralympic Games.
Deepa is a paraplegic, paralysed from waist down and mother of two and wife of an Army officer.
Devika always remembers her mother being highly driven. Even when it was far from the easiest option. Deepa had been active in sports, representing Rajasthan state in cricket and basketball. She insisted on playing even though she suffered from a tumor in her spinal column that caused her to suffer paralytic strokes, first at the age of eight and then once again when she was 26 years old.
Following the second stroke, doctors gave her a grim prognosis. Remove the tumor through surgery and suffer paralysis or let it grow and face certain death.