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Anuradha Rathore, Medical Student

© UNICEF/India/2006
Anuradha Rathore, Medical Student

‘When you go to school and do well, the world forgets what you cannot do and starts seeing what you can.’

Anuradha Rathore is studying medicine in Jodhpur Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

When Anu was young she contracted Polio – and although it affected the way she walks it has not slowed Anu down in any other way.

Anu has studied very hard and won a place at medical college under a reservation for students with physical disabilities.

Anu failed once at school and she still finds college challenging, but she wants to be a doctor so she can prevent other children from contracting Polio.

She wants to open a medical center in her village where the medical treatment is free of cost, and everyone has to wait in line, where no one, unless it is an emergency, can jump the queue.

Anu is from Jaipur, Rajasthan and she is 19 years old.

 

 

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