Read on to hear Dinkle Shah share her journey, a testament to the power of perseverance in the face of life-altering challenges. Dinkle talks through her inspiring journey, highlighting the importance of embracing passions, chasing dreams, and making a lasting impact on the world.
At the age of 6-year-old, I was hit by a life-altering spinal cord injury that left me paralysed from the waist down. With unwavering support from my family, we navigated the challenges of finding an inclusive living and education. It was during this time that I discovered my passion for sports.
I have been playing Wheelchair Basketball for two and half years and have won three medals in the National Championships and represented India at international events. I've also ventured into Para-Badminton, winning a bronze medal in the National championship's mixed doubles category. Deloitte has assisted me by contributing resources in my passion towards sports.
My journey has taught me the value of accessibility, and I'm determined to make a difference in our firm.
I'm currently a part of the Deloitte firm in Mumbai, India. I have been working for the consulting business which includes client projects and I have been visiting client sites as well. I work at our Mumbai office once or twice a month. It's been two-plus years with the firm, and I'm hoping to make a real impact on accessibility here.
Watch a video, below, of Dinkle facing some everyday challenges that others take for granted.
I believe that promoting accessibility and fostering an inclusive work environment is crucial. I hope my story can inspire you to embrace your passions, chase your dreams, and leave an indelible mark on the world.