Wheelchair racer crowdfunds Paralympic dream

CHENNAI: The day when class XII board examination results are announced can be traumatic for students. For Shailesh Kumar, it was the day he became a paraplegic after suffering a T10 spinal cord injury in an accidental fall six years ago.

Told by doctors that he may never walk again, Shailesh, now 23, hailing from Shivlal Bigha village in Gaya, Bihar, has gone on to become the fastest Indian half-marathoner on a wheelchair. Now, through the crowdfunding website http://www.fueladream.com, Shailesh has raised Rs 4.26 lakh – money that will be used to buy a racing wheelchair – so he can fulfill his dream of contesting at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/wheelchair-racer-crowdfunds-paralympic-dream/articleshow/57639722.cms


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