Good Samaritan's help give Chandigarh lad new lease of life

  • Manpreet k Singh
  • Updated: Jul 27, 2015 14:03 IST
Fateh Whig

It's a heartwarming story of mateship, courage, and above all-humanity.

An 18-year-old Chandigarh boy, Fateh Whig, just returned to the city brimming with confidence. Thanks to a Good Samaritan who helped pay all his expenses at the Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital.

Fateh practising arm-cycling at Royal Children Hospital. Offical Facebook page- SBS Punjabi

Fateh has lived with Spina Bifida (a medical condition in which one has no control over his bowel, bladder and legs) all his life.

During his three weeks at the Royal Children's Hospital, Fateh learnt a new bowel management program, improved his wheelchair skills, received advanced physiotherapy and even learnt how to shave. The chief of medicine at Royal Children's Hospital, Dr Colin Robertson, said it is an inspirational story.

"Fateh had fantastic care in India and I think his development and the way in which he's overcome his disability is extraordinary.

On the other hand, Fateh Whig, who is infused with a new spirit, now wants to pursue his dream of becoming a lawyer.

"I want to study international law and become a lawyer," Fateh told SBS World News .

But to achieve his dreams, Fateh needs to gain independence and be more self-reliant for his daily needs.

"I would like to achieve a level of independence, so that I could live my own life growing up, after college and stuff. Wheelchair skills, bowel management, that's what I'm looking forward to."

He encourages anyone with spina bifida or any other disability to have an ambition.

"You have to carry on with what you're doing," he said.

"You don't have to think about your disability. Carry on with what you're doing," he reiterated.


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