When all the odds are against you, even the strongest person would give up or lose hope. However, this was not the case with Pakhi Mor. Her story is one which inspires everyone and shows people the power of believing in oneself.

In the year 2017, Pakhi was studying in Ambedkar College in Nagpur and was preparing for her JEE and board examinations. At this point she was in grade 12 and was studying in the science stream. Point to be noted is that her marks when she was in grade 10 was 98%+. Due to this exceptional score, she was even placed on the top of the CAP merit list. She was on her way to create more academic records.

Then something tragic happened, which changed her life forever. On the November 18, she was on her way to a coaching institute. Near Maharajbagh square she met with an accident. A car hit her scooter, which led her to be thrown off from the scoter. Unfortunately, she fell head down first.

She had suffered a complete memory loss and recovery seemed a long way for this aspiring student. Pakhi was then taken to Mumbai where she was put in specialised care.

Her father, Arunikumar Mor had said, “The helmet came out and brain was completely shaken up.”

Luckily, the car driver rushed her to a specialty hospital before calling her parents. Mor said, “She lay there, comatose, for almost two months.” All the doctors had initially given up hope on Pakhi. However, Pakhi proved those doctors wrong when she started showing improvement. Pakhi was completely on life support machines, there was a tube to eat and breathe.

She had suffered a complete memory loss and recovery seemed a long way for this aspiring student. Pakhi was then taken to Mumbai where she was put in specialised care.

In June 2018, the final surgery on her brain was completed. “A part of her brain was kept in Nagpur in a frozen state, which was then flown to Mumbai to complete the surgery,” said her father. Thankfully, very soon Pakhi regained memory; however, her main struggle was remembering day-to-day stuff.

“A part of her brain was kept in Nagpur in a frozen state, which was then flown to Mumbai to complete the surgery”

Mor said, “She remembered all her friends, who she was but would struggle with what happened that morning.”

Nothing less than a miracle took place, when in two months’ time she had already started studying for her exams. Her sheer will power is admirable. Her family had by then realised that the science stream would be difficult for her and they then shifted her to arts. Her father also said that the “Hislop College officials were gracious enough to allow Pakhi in and helped her a lot.” Her father himself would take her to college and daily and wait for her outside. His wife, his elder daughter and Pakhi’s friends would help Pakhi in studies and taking notes.

Due to her diligence and effort, Pakhi was not only able to pass the board exam this year, but she was able to get the highest rank in Vidarbha region. She achieved this inspite of the fact that she had to take help of a scribe in writing her exams.

The institute where Pakhi was heading towards on the day of her accident named IIT Home, invited her to be a part of their mega cultural event last year.

Due to her diligence and effort, Pakhi was not only able to pass the board exam this year, but she was able to get the highest rank in Vidarbha region.

The director of the IIT Home institute, Nisha Kothari said, “She was felicitated as the champion of 2018 batch and over 5,000 people gave her a standing ovation. Pakhi is a girl who embodies a never-say-die spirit and is a motivational icon for all of us.”

Pakhi is truly an inspiration and her story from being virtually dead to being able to once again get academic success is one of a kind. The past 18 months have been hard for her, but she fought against all odds and emerged victorious.

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Kavya Shah is an intern at SheThePeople.Tv

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