From wheelchair to climbing mountains, the inspiring journey of Shekar Goud

Shekar Goud, who missing proper arm and still left leg in an electrical incident, is a marathoner, bike owner and goes on trekking

Hyderabad: Amputation presents multi-directional worries. In most circumstances, amputees expertise not only the apparent loss of a limb or limbs, but also confront numerous psychological and psychological complications. On the other hand, even though quite a few amputees experience from stress and anxiety, tension or even depression, Hyderabad-centered adventure athletics junkie Shekar Goud did not permit the decline of limbs arrive in the way of his dreams.

In an unfortunate accident, Shekar lost two of his limbs in 2006. He shares, “I had an electrical incident after which my appropriate arm and left leg were being amputated. I even dropped the toes and substantially of the skin of my ideal foot.” Shekar was only 18 at the time, and shares that he confronted lots of psychological issues after returning home from healthcare facility.

“People who arrived to see me showed pity. They reported items like, ‘what will happen to your lifestyle now?’ and that I would have to count on someone else for good. These points harm me a whole lot. What I wished at that time was toughness and assist. I felt damaging listening to those people men and women,” claims Shekar, who then determined to focus only on the positives in lifestyle. “I believed, at the very least I am alive immediately after the incident. I can’t squander the life that God has supplied me.”

Shekar begun managing day by day, and that served him sort out his views. His 1st 10k marathon was the Airtel 10k Operate in 2014. Because then, he has participated in several marathons and duathlons. He also cycled for 4,100 km, from South India to North India in just 58 days. He trekked for 84 km to access the foundation camp of Mount Everest, and not too long ago trekked Dayara Bugyal in Uttarakhand.

While he hasn’t had any formal education in mountaineering, the 30-yr-aged has scaled Mount Elbrus, the optimum peak in Russia, Mount Kilimanjaro, the optimum mountain in Africa and Mount Kosciuszko, mainland Australia’s maximum mountain. Interestingly, he is the first and only triple amputee in the world to do so, and has no intentions to quit.

Shekar Goud

“I am making ready to summit Friendship Peak in May perhaps this calendar year, which is in the Pir Panjal variety in Himachal Pradesh. I have been wanting to go on this trek for rather some time now, but the pandemic stopped me from likely past 12 months. Although on the trek I will also be crossing Hanuman Tibba and Deo Tibba.”

As section of schooling, Shekar runs for about 15 km day-to-day. He also does cycling any time he finds time. “I love biking. In truth, I have cycled as a result of selected mountainous terrains as effectively. Every time I get some time, I go cycling for 100 km or so,” he shares.

Doing the job at Pranaam Hospital in Hyderabad, Shekar even so, has been battling for funding in new occasions. “Initially numerous individuals crowd-funded me to undertake numerous treks. Despite the fact that my firm has been pretty supportive, I have not been obtaining as much cash now. Folks either really don’t entertain my requests, or just request what’s in it for them. I do not have any respond to to that, so I just drop the subject. But, I hoped individuals would be a lot more delicate.”

Having confronted many difficulties as an amputee, Shekar shares that he needs no 1 really should ever give up on their desires. “I have observed some actually rough situations, but was focussed on what I want from lifetime. I know individuals slip into despair, numerous even commit suicide, but I sense if you actually would like for one thing to transpire and operate to it, the universe will aid you. So, do not give up,” concludes Shekar, who is getting ready tough to conquer the mighty Everest sometime.

From wheelchair to climbing mountains


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