Get-hooked November 18, 2019
Ann Maria Biju believes in living life to the fullest with happiness & positivity
14-year-old Ann Maria Biju was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when was in class 4. She has been a wheelchair user since then. But this youngster has ensured that a disability does not come in the way of chasing her dreams. Ann has been doing well academically and is an arts enthusiast as well. Her friends and family are her biggest pillars of strength.
For Ann Maria Biju, the world of colours, friends, music and arts is what matters the most. Diagnosed with muscular dystrophy when she in class 4, Ann has ensured that a disability does not come in the way of looking at the world in a bright and positive way. 14-year-old Ann is currently studying in class 9 at the Viswadeepthi Public School at Adimali in Kerala. One cannot miss the smile on her face positive vibes around her.
Ann’s mother Pyary Biju recollects that Ann started showing symptoms of muscular dystrophy when she was studying in lower kindergarten. She used to keep falling and found it hard to walk around. Eventually, she couldn’t even get up and that is when her parents decided to consult a doctor. After days of visits to the doctor and tests, Ann was diagnosed with a disability.
Ann started using a wheelchair when she was in class 4. But till date, I have never seen her being upset over her disability. Though she is unable to go and play like other kids her age, Ann has never complained. She is a very happy go lucky girl who is living life to the fullest. Her positivity is inspiring for us too-Pyary Biju, Ann’s mother
This youngster recently won the fourth place in the CBSE youth festival for the item. Mappilla Pattu, where traditional songs are sung. Out of the 41 participants, Ann ensured a top place.
Ann says that her bunch of friends are her biggest assets. They help out with writing notes and even makes sure that they all sit and play together. Ann, who loves to paint and draw, aspires to become a lawyer when she grows up. “I always dreamt of becoming a lawyer. My family is also very supportive of my dreams. I love going to school because my friends are great and we spend a lot of time together. They make sure that I don’t miss anything”, she says.
Pyary says that Ann is a fast learner and has been doing well in academics as well. Since Pyary also works in the same school as a teacher, it is easier for Ann to attend school. This family hopes to give the best education to Ann and make sure that she chases her dreams and scales new heights.
Watch in Sign Language
Support us to make NewzHook Sustainable – Make a Contribution Today
We need your continued support to enable us work towards Changing Attitudes towards Disability. Help us in our attempt to share the voices of people with disabilities that enable them to participate in the society on an equal footing!