One cannot possibly imagine living a life without her or his legs. No matter how hard you try you still feel something is missing. All these negative thoughts haunt you for the rest of your life.
But there is one person who went through all this and still inspiring others how to live happily and be thankful for what you have.
Meet Muniba Mazari.
Muniba Mazari is strong Pakistani artist, motivational speaker and an activist. She is Pakistan’s first wheel-chair bound model. Her call fell into a ditch while she was travelling.
The young girl lost her legs at the age of 21 because of that horrible accident. The accident affected her physically but it was unable to affect her mentally.
She described the story that bounded her to that wheel-chair in her own words:
“After taking me out of the ditch, I was put in a Potohar Jeep as there weren’t ambulances in Baluchistan. I asked people where my legs were, and that I couldn’t feel them. They said, ‘They are right here.’ I was very composed, I didn’t cry. At the hospital, I told the doctors, “I am half paralyzed, I can’t feel anything.’ I was in severe physical and psychological pain, but I didn’t cry. Where did I get the courage to stay calm? I don’t know, all I know is when you have lost something you cannot cry.”
What kept her going?
We all know after going through so much it is not easy to forget the past and start living a new life. We all admire her how she pushed the past back and start living a happy life. Talking about what kept her going she shares the following:
“I was so happy when I sat in a wheelchair for the first time. So what if I lost my legs? I have two wheels now. The first thing I did was to put on some lipstick and check myself out in the mirror.
I thought that I looked like a clown and that a person on a wheelchair can never look good, so I removed the lipstick. But then I put it back on because I decided to accept myself for the way I am. I became so brave after the accident.
After losing so much and being surrounded by so much negativity, I realized I had nothing left to lose. I wanted to prove the world that a disable person can live a happy, fulfilling life too.”
She developed a passion to help others in need.
After so much she has been through, the strength within her didn’t gave up on life and since then she became a symbol of hope for all those who are disable.
She is an inspiration for all those people who think that life has taken a lot from them. We hope she keeps doing the great work that she has for the longest time possible.
She is Pakistan’s first Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women. We all hope she continues her good and keep inspiring and making many lives better.