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Rita Banik on the left in a red dress and beige jacket with her husband on the right with a blue shirt and black jacket standing by the gate of a building and a garden in the background

I Have Actually Forgotten My Pre-cancer Life

Rita Banik, founder of RACE to Rein in Cancer has been living with cancer for more than 12 years. She reflects on her...
3 young men including Sriram and Sunder at work in the factory

Empowered, Independent Twin Entrepreneurs with Cerebral Palsy Make A Greener World

Sunder and Sriram are twins who were diagnosed with cerebral palsy when they were just 6 months old and who now run...

My Motto : Live Life King Size Every Single Day

Anita Nanda, 58 who resides in Mauritius, battled breast cancer with a positive attitude, which was, of course, aided...

Choosing a Life of Independence Over A Cure For Disability

Prof Anita Ghai, a leading disability rights activist and academic reflects on her own life, her life with polio,...
Mona Balani, a young Indian woman wearing a bright red kurta and a colourful dupatta set against a colourful market background

A Strong Will And Positive Attitude to Battle Stigma of TB and HIV

Mona Balani, 43 from Delhi has had multiple rounds of TB and HIV. Motivated by her own experience of limited support...

When Going Gluten Free Is a Necessity

When Jeeva Anna George was diagnosed with Celiac disease, an uncommon digestive disorder causing inflammation of the...
Tips for Caregivers of Alzheimer's Patients

Our Best Tips From Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer's and Dementia

World Alzheimer's Day 2018 Alzheimer’s is hard, but as we care for our loved ones, we gain experience that can help...
Mausumi, a dark haired woman on the right with her mother, a person with dementia on the left. Mother is wearing specs and  a bindi on her forehead and you can see the blue and white sari draped around her shoulders

Patience And Innovation Are The Most Important Attributes Of A Caregiver For Persons With Dementia

Mausumi Ghosh from Mumbai talks about the travails of taking care of her mother, 77 who suffers from dementia in...

"People Said My Behaviour Was Manipulative"

When R had suicidal thoughts and a feeling of hopelessness, she finally sought help and was diagnosed with severe...
Picture has Pranay a Lymphoma survivor with his sister on the left. Picture is a little blurry

Failing Is Never An Option

Pranay Rangra, 34 from Mumbai was diagnosed with Stage 2 Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He shares his journey of dealing with...

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