News and stories Stories Vinay, India "Right now my responsibility is to take care of my parents. And my dream is to help people who are suffering like me." Vinay lives in one of the biggest and most densely populated cities in India. Today, he lives with friends and is successful in his job, working hard to support his elderly parents. But life has not always been like this; he has had challenges to overcome along the way. In 2008, when Vinay was just 20 years old, he ran to catch a moving train in his hometown. He misjudged the jump from the platform to the carriage, and slipped between the two – with catastrophic consequences. “In that accident, I lost both my legs,” Vinay told us. “It took three to four years for me to recover from my injuries.” After his accident, his life had changed for good. Vinay told us he was helpless. He lost all his confidence and, without a wheelchair, he relied on his family to stay healthy and active. So when Vinay received his first wheelchair from Motivation, it had an immediate impact – not only on Vinay but his family too. His new wheelchair allowed him to regain his independence and his parents were able to spend less time looking after him. My dream is to help people who are suffering like me. Slowly, Vinay’s self-esteem began to grow again and, before long, he was completing his studies at the Open University. Now, Vinay works for an e-infomedia company which employs people with disabilities. He is one of around 1,400 employees – yet he is the only person who works to support his whole family. “Thanks to Motivation team; they made my life productive and easy. I am able to carry out daily activities on my own and comfortably with the help of a Motivation wheelchair,” Vinay explained. “Right now my responsibility is to take care of my parents. And my dream is to help people who are suffering like me.” Support Motivation You can support people like Vinay as they rebuild their lives by buying a Motivation Gift in Motion. If you are looking for a birthday present, thank you gift or stocking filler, this is a perfect place to start. Our range of virtual charity gifts make fantastic presents that make a lasting difference. Make a donation, receive a gift card to give to your loved one, and change the lives of disabled people in the developing world. To help someone like Vinay live an independent and active life, you could buy a tyre pump, a pair of wheels, or even an entire wheelchair. Buy a Gift in Motion today.