111th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle- Gurgaon Chapter):
“He is having clubfoot disease, also called congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV), is a congenital deformity involving one foot or both. The affected foot appears to have been rotated internally at the ankle. Without treatment, people with club feet often appear to walk on their ankles or on the sides of their feet.”
Rakesh Bakshi and his noble work is my motivation for help. I came to know through his articales on Beautiful Bicycles Beautiful People/ Bicycle Angels (Donate a ‘livelihood’ bicycle/a bike.
Sukumar Santra (35)
Gardener in our society – Orchid Petals, Gurgaon.
Sukumar has got liability of four people on him and is the only earning member of his family. He is basically from a small town near by Kolkata and could not earn a sufficient living in Kolkata to bear the expenses of his family thus shifted Gurgaon to earn his living. He works as a gardener in our society and post that works as a household help in some homes. He is father of two daughters, studying in 9th and 10th standard.
He is suffering from clubfoot disease since childhood and cannot walk properly. He has lost his confidence on himself and getting a new cycle from the market is like a dream for him. When I met him and offered him help for providing the cycle he was so excited and could not even believe that he would be able to ride it ever.
Thanks a lot to Gauri Agrawal and Skilled Samaritan Foundation for giving me two cycles which I could donate to people post repair.