J-K: Meet Madhu, a specially-abled girl who stitches with her feet

Udhampur: 28-year-old Madhu, a specially-abled girl who sews with her legs, is earning appreciation for braving all odds and not letting her disability stall her dreams.

Madhu was born with a disability whereby both hands were crippled. Initially, she was not able to walk properly. However, she decided not to let her health condition hamper her dreams, and, instead, chose to use her feet in the best way possible.

Stitching clothes on a sewing machine with her legs, Madhu has acquired dexterity in her job. She said that she wants to open a tailoring shop in Udhampur where she can provide training to specially-abled persons like her so that they may not have to depend on anyone in life.

Although her family was supportive at every stage, she had to fight ‘taboo’ and ‘prejudices’ prevailing in the society.

Speaking to ANI, Madhu has appealed to youngsters to not let anything affect their dreams.

“I just want to learn more of the tailoring, despite the facts that my hands are not normal like those of others I have never let my disability to come into my way. All the people are very supportive and I just want to be happy,” she said.