Russian woman who grew beard after son’s birth, finally able to lead normal life successful treatment

What if you had a condition which slowly isolated you from everyone that you loved? It would make your life so difficult that you couldn’t live without a mask to hide your face, making your self-esteem crash. This is what happened to a mother in Russia and it is the story of how she got help and redemption to overcome a rare condition called ‘hirsutism’

Russian woman who grew beard after son’s birth, finally able to lead normal life successful treatmentA mother who grew a beard after giving birth and refused to let her husband kiss her finally ditches the surgical mask she wore at all times, after treatment eliminated her stubble. She is finally able to go outside without a mask for the first time in years after successful treatment for hirsutism. Svetlana Savchenkova, […]

‘If women are working on par with men in all fields, then, why not in the Fire Brigade?’

Woman firefighters have to deal with dangerous situations and life-threatening emergencies on a daily basis. They embraced this profession and have taken on the duty to save precious life

‘If women are working on par with men in all fields, then, why not in the Fire Brigade?’    The profession of fire-fighting was once an all-male bastion job in Mumbai. But, in the 21st century, there are a number of women who have broken through this glass ceiling and have carved out their own identity in this space. These women are bravehearts who have the guts and determination to go through […]

Meet an entrepreneur with Down’s syndrome overcame disability to start her own cafe

At first glance, ‘Aditi’s Corner’ in Bhoomi Mall, CBD Belapur, looks like any other eatery: a couple of chairs and tables neatly laid out; packets of chips hanging on one side; microwave atop a clean marble platform and a glass shelf displaying pastries and cupcakes. However, there is something unique about this stall

Meet an entrepreneur with Down’s syndrome overcame disability to start her own cafeHave you been visited Belapur in Navi Mumbai? Have you heard about Aditi’s Cafe? No? Then if you happen to be in Belapur, you must visit this place. Aditi Verma, 24, who runs the eatery, has Down syndrome, but it is barely evident, as she meticulously takes down lunch orders, greeting every customer with an […]

Organ donation: Family honours deceased daughter’s wish by donating her eyes

Even though her family has been devastated by her brutal murder, they donated her eyes, so it could give the gift of sight to another person. This decision is an inspiration to others and also signifies the importance of organ donation in this girl’s life

Organ donation: Family honours deceased daughter’s wish by donating her eyes“Prachi is not with us anymore. But, she might see the punishment given to her killer by the court. But, whosoever will get to see the world through her eyes, will not be aware, that Prachi is seeing it all,” said, Priya Zade, Prachi’s elder sister, who was murdered in Thane. On Saturday, August 04, […]

Maintaining ethics at all costs

We have been reading occasionally of substandard medical care provided by some medical practitioners/institutions. In this context, I thought I should bring to the fore a supreme sacrifice by a colleague of mine, maintaining medical ethics of the highest standard

Maintaining ethics at all costsWe have been reading occasionally of substandard medical care provided by some medical practitioners/institutions. In this context, I thought I should bring to the fore a supreme sacrifice by a colleague of mine, maintaining medical ethics of the highest standard Two weeks back, I was requested to come to Spandan Heart Institute, Nagpur, to operate […]

Musician without arms, meet a man who plays the guitar with his toes

Tony Melendez says medication his mother took for morning sickness may have kept his arms from developing. He was 16 years old when a musician showed him how to tune the guitar differently. That's when he realised he could use his toes to strum the chords

Musician without arms, meet a man who plays the guitar with his toesTony Melendez of Branson, Missouri, naturally strums the guitar with his toes. “I had to learn and face head on. There are no arms on this body,” the musician said. “What am I going to do? Am I going to cry about it or am I going to get up and start doing things about […]

Meet a doctor who treats homeless for free

Dr Abhijeet Sonawane who works for the homeless and beggars, believes that only medicines alone cannot cure a disease. Care and mental support plays a vital role in boosting a person’s will power to get better and live a healthy life

Meet a doctor who treats homeless for freeIn most cases it is we who go to visit a doctor when we are unwell, but a doctor in Pune is providing free medical treatment to homeless and beggars which is something unique to help people in need of medical help. In Indian society, we regard doctors at saviours; this doctor visits religious places […]

This coffee shop challenges the notion of disability

Today, the store employs 40 people with disabilities, as well as two managers who have degrees in special education. The team works like a well-oiled machine. All the profits from the coffee shop go to Wright's non-profit, Able to Work USA. But she's most proud of the bridges it's built in the community

This coffee shop challenges the notion of disabilityCoffee shops are cool, but in Wilmington, North Carolina, Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is known for its warmth. At the heart of the shop’s popularity is its unique staff: Almost everyone who works there has an intellectual or developmental disability, ranging from Down syndrome to autism to cerebral palsy. For many employees, it’s their first […]

An emotional reunion: Dad bikes 1,400 miles to hear deceased daughter’s heartbeat

The dad decided to travel 1,400 miles -- from his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Father's Day to visit Broward Health Medical Center, the hospital that recovered Abbey's organs for donation back in January. Abbey donated four organs, allowing four males, ages 20 to 60, to live, Conner said. She also donated her eyes and other tissues

An emotional reunion: Dad bikes 1,400 miles to hear deceased daughter’s heartbeatIt had been five months since Bill Conner suddenly lost his 20-year-old daughter, Abbey, and he felt like he had to do something to honour her short life. So, on May 22, a day after his son, Austin, graduated from college, Conner hopped on a bike and began riding across the country. “This is what […]

A mother’s mission to heal little hearts

Aishwarya Trust, founded by Chitra Viswanathan, provides financial aid to needy children, who suffer from congenital heart diseases. Since its inception 2008, the trust has screened around 1,00,000 children from economically-vulnerable families

A mother’s mission to heal little heartsVenus Williams, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, once said: “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does –that makes you winner right there.” Chitra Viswanathan did just that, nine years ago. Today, she receives countless blessings every day for helping scores of children needy families, who suffer from […]