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Gypsy Feet Keep Dancing

Gypsy Feet Keep Dancing

Two friends bound by muscular dystrophy take up the cause of unhindered mobility

Gypsy Feet Keep Dancing Tribhuvan Tiwari

Every journeyman is a teller of tales, long and short. But there is one story that he mostly leaves unsaid, the story of his life. But sometimes the bare-bones will suffice, it can be left to you to flesh out the devil in the details. Sanjeev Sachdeva was a trekking guide till about 10 years ago. Then muscular dystrophy, a metabolism defect bequeathed to individuals by their genetic history, set in: for a man with chronic wanderlust, it seemed like journey’s end.

It was through this unsubtle exposure that Sachdeva learnt how otherwise normal humans can be struck down by this debility, which brings about a progressive degeneration of muscle mass one fine day, just like that. He picked up the pieces, found a peer group: among them, Anjlee Agarwal, now his friend and colleague. Together, for the past eight years, they have been transforming their mottos—like "let’s make the world accessible"—into reality through Samarthya.

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