#NewzHook2019 – How these moms empowered their disabled kids
“For when a child is born the mother also is born again”.Newz Hook’s campaign #BeingMom featured mothers who in empowering their disabled children, empowered themselves.
In raising her visually impaired daughter Chandana to become a confident working professional, Latha Chandrashekhar discovered aspects to her personality she never knew existed.
Jyotsna Kumar, overcame her own challenges coping with deafness to empower daughter Anandita who has cerebral palsy.
Helping her son cope with a developmental disability, led Nanditha Shashikanth to start a school that reaches out to disabled children.
Her daughter Sherin ‘s diagnosis with autism, led Sangeetha John to quit her job as a college lecturer to look after Sherin, who is an emerging writer with a published book to her credit.
Pratibha Bhatnagar, did not allow her son Akshay’s autism diagnosis to defeat her despite many challenges in diagnosis.
Blogger VInayana Khurana’s disability rights activism and creative skills were strongly encouraged by mom Neerja Sharma Khurana.
Ankita Arvikar has overcome the challenges of cerebral palsy to become a champion swimmer because mom Anjali never stopped believing in her.
When Latha Venkatesan’s daughter was diagnosed with autism, she was stunned. She overcame that to help her child and has empowered countless other parents of disabled children as a member of Chennai parent support group SCAN.
Power mom Nalini Srivastava too has emerged as a major support for parents of children with autism and intellectual disabilities. A true fighter, she is out to change the stereotypes about disability.
Scientist, teacher, and above all, a fighter for her son Riitesh Sinha, who has cerebral palsy. Pushplata Sinha is a tiger mom for sure.
Smrithy M spoke to Newz Hook about how in empowering her son, who has autism, she discovered herself.
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