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Cerebral palsy couldn’t stop this Kerala woman from becoming a doctor, help others

Dr Nanda P S

Life has never been easy for this 29-year-old woman, a homeopathy doctor from Kundara in Kollam, Kerala. Born with cerebral palsy, a condition affecting muscle movement and coordination, Dr Nanda P S was denied admission to the MBBS course despite clearing the MBBS entrance exam because of her physical disability.

But her determination to become a doctor paid off when she was granted approval to study homeopathy at Government Homeopathic Medical College in Thiruvananthapuram.

Now, being a homeopathy doctor who has also won a national award for her research under CCRH (STSH – 2017) on behalf of the National AYUSH Mission on Thyroid and Menstruation, Dr Nanda is on a mission to provide care and support to patients suffering from cancer, liver, and kidney diseases through her organisation, “Pink Heart Charitable Trust.”

As an orphan child adopted by a Kerala family from an orphanage in Pune at the age of four months, Dr Nanda has founded the charity organisation because of her deep sense of empathy and purpose. With unwavering resolve, Dr Nanda aims to ensure that no one else endures the hardships she faced in her journey.

“I have come across several patients who could not go for treatment because they didn’t have enough money. If I could help one deserving person, then I am happy. I founded the Pink Heart Charitable Trust while I was in the second year of my BAMS course in 2015 to raise money to provide treatment to patients from economically backward families and also sponsor education expenses of candidates,” she told “Open Digest“.

Dr Nanda, who has been preparing for competitive exams, said that she wanted to show the world that physical disability is never an obstacle in chasing one’s dreams. “I want to gain knowledge and pursue studies in a variety of fields,” she added.

On this International Women’s Day, Dr Nanda’s story serves as a poignant reminder of the transformative power of perseverance and compassion. She stands as a testament to the human spirit’s capacity to triumph over adversity and create meaningful change.

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