India’s Entry to Miss Wheelchair World 2017
Miss Wheelchair World
Bengaluru: Dental Specialist, Consulting Orthodontist, Assistant Professor and Miss Wheelchair World contestant – these are the multiple roles that 31-year-old SJ Rajalakshmi is managing with ease while running her NGO SJ Foundation.
The doctor is preparing to represent India at Wheelchair World 2017, which is to be held in Poland on October 7. A random post on the internet introduced her to the Miss Wheelchair India pageant. In 2014, Rajalakshmi went onto to win the title, which she recollects as a “dream come true” moment. And now in 2017, she is representing the country at the international event.
In 2007, after her BDS results, she was invited to present a paper at a national conference in Chennai. During the journey her vehicle was involved in a road accident that left her with a spinal injury and paralysis of her lower limbs. She was wheelchair-bound since then. She fought her battles and redirected all her energy into pursuing psychology, fashion, and eventually completed her MDS.
As the gentle dentist heads for Poland, heres wishing her with the very best.