Harmehar Kaur Grewal

Model for Disabled Victims

Harmehar met with an accident which resulted in whiplash spinal cord injury that left her body paralysed below the neck. Displaying extraordinary grit and an unrelenting positive attitude, her condition improved and she excelled in academics and co-curricular activities to become a ray of hope to other such patients.

Harmehar Kaur Grewal met with an accident when she was 12 years old which resulted in whiplash spinal cord injury that left her body paralysed below the neck. The doctors had given up on her saying that she would be bedridden for life.

Displaying extraordinary grit, unrelenting positive attitude and a strong will power, she did rigorous physiotherapy for 6 - 8 hours every day in Command Hospital, Pune and Military Hospital, Kirkee for almost 2 years. She also studied in the hospital in whatever time was left. Slowly, as her condition started improving, she took her Class X CBSE Board exams in which she secured a perfect 10 CGPA.

3 years after the accident, i.e. April 2014 onwards, she started going to Army Public School, Kirkee for half a day and used to undergo 4 - 6 hours of physiotherapy in the other half.
Due to her hard work, utmost devotion and commitment in spite of her busy schedule, she excelled in academics and co-curricular activities. Due to her optimism and undefeatable spirit complemented by emphatic guidance by her teachers, she brought accolades to the school by securing 91.4% in CBSE Class XII exams.

Today, she is 17 years of age, studying in Symbiosis College of Art & Commerce doing her B.A. in Economics. She attends college and then goes to three different hospitals for physiotherapy daily.

Harmehar was felicitated by an organisation ‘PRERNA’ which is an HR initiative of Emcure Pharmaceuticals designed to ‘inspire and improve women’ under its Corporate Social Responsibility scheme. She was awarded a cheque of Rs 10,000/- by MsNamita Thapar, Executive Director, in a function organized in the presence of 1000 employees of the Company on 16 June 2017. We remember heroes for undertaking great feats but let us also cherish heroes of her kind. Harmehar’s is a story about how mental endurance has overcome physical disability.

Her story is one of hope and inspiration for all, especially youngsters who give up easily these days. With her hard work and perseverance she has not only proved the doctors wrong but given a ray of hope to other such patients.


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