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Hitesh Ramchandani's triumph over cerebral palsy is an inspiring story

7/31/2014 10:26:35 AM
written By : Maya Tsering Bhalla Print

“History has demonstrated thatthe most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” BC Forbes' observation resonates strongly with the story of Hitesh Ramchandani. 

At only 22, this brave young man’s life is an object lesson in how the human mind can triumph over matter. Despite daunting physical debilitation, Hitesh, who has represented Singapore in para-Olympic meets, has demonstrated that resilience, determination, commitment and complete transformation are concepts that can be mastered and become a mantra for life. 

Born on January 20, 1992 at the General Hospital (now Singapore General Hospital), the doctor attending to Hitesh’s mother told the Ramchandani family that he was a breech baby and would need to be delivered by caesarian section to avoid complications. 

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