“You’re not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have.”

If you have watched London Olympics recently you must have learnt about this man, born on 22 November 1986 without the fibula, the long, slender bone running along the outside of the leg from below the knee joint and down to the ankle, in each of his legs. His parents, Henk and Sheila, consulted with some of the leading doctors in the world before making the heart-wrenching decision to have his legs amputated below the knee by South African orthopaedic surgeon Dr Gerry Versveld.

His parents were advised by doctors that having the amputation done before he had learnt to walk would be less traumatic for him and would greatly improve his chances of mobility in later life. Six months later he received his first pair of prosthetic legs and within days he had mastered them.

Today Oscar Pistorius is one of those personalities who were in limelight during London Olympics. Oscar competed with athletes without disabilities such as Usain Bolt. He did not win a medal but it left a remarkable impression on us. With practice and determination to achieve, every human being whether he is born with silver spoon or not, can reach his goal. If we are not able to achieve something we want, we are just throwing excuses.

Enjoy another wonderful edition of Testing Circus. Happy Testing!

– Ajoy Kumar Singha

 

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Ajoy Kumar Singha

Ajoy is the founder and editor of Testing Circus magazine which is read and subscribed by thousands of professional testers around the world. He is associated with various testing forums such as NCR Testers Monthly Meet as a founding member. Follow Ajoy on Twitter.