“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” –Helen Keller.
Meet Sana, a brave and determined seventeen-year-old girl from the Chanderpuri slum colony in Delhi. Sana has struggled with low vision impairment since she was young. Still, with the unwavering support of her family and the team at Asha Centre at Chanderpuri, she has overcome the daily living struggles and is currently studying in class 12th.
Sana’s parents migrated to Delhi from a small village in UP when she was two years old to give her better treatment. Her family comprises six members: herself, her parents, her younger brother, and two younger sisters. Even though the family was struggling for their daily survival, Sana’s mother was determined to educate her daughter, and that’s when she brought Sana to the Asha Centre for medical and educational support. The Asha Centre has been a place of hope for her, where she received primary medical care and referral services. She is undergoing eye treatment at the Guru Nanak Eye Centre, New Delhi.
The positive environment at the Asha Centre, with good supporting infrastructure and senior Asha ambassadors’ help, enabled her to improve her cognitive skills and develop self-confidence. Her brother also has low vision impairment in one eye. Sana is determined to be a role model for him. She remains positive and dreams of a better life, forgetting her low vision.
Dear Sana, continue to be brave, and we wish you a bright future!