In the winter of 1999, a Maruti 800 came under a truck, almost destroying the three lives in the car. In the car was Parul Kumar and her family. With bones crushed, and screws embedded in almost every joint, the family was bed-ridden for months. What was even more emotionally shattering was Parul’s little daughter lost her speech which she regained after 8 to 10 months. They were shattered and their world came to a standstill. But they were still alive. It’s been 16 years since then; today the family has healed and is making the best out of life. Parul Kumar now is a health blogger, an art instructor who trained herself in aerobics and other fitness areas to help train others.
I used to always focus on my readings, on my daughters entertainment, and my art classes which I used to conduct from my bed itself. Nothing else would have helped me as much as this.”
Recovery from injury is always difficult, and Parul experienced one of the most difficult roads to it. But, it was the emotional damage that made her as weak as a kitten, “The most drowning thought I faced during my accident was when I used to see my daughter bedridden next to me and not only that, due to trauma she lost her voice, and when she used to fumble for the words, I used to feel like crying.” However, being a mentally strong woman, Parul decided she would be grateful for what they had and work on it to make her family and herself the epitome of positivity. Which she says worked like a miracle drug. “I used to always focus on my readings, on my daughters entertainment, and my art classes which I used to conduct from my bed itself. Nothing else would have helped me as much as this.”
In addition to physiotherapy, I would recommend dance, swimming, and walking as three wonderful options.”
Recovery may be hard but not impossible, for a person who knows the overwhelming efforts of recovering from injury, Parul says, “In addition to physiotherapy, I would recommend dance, swimming, and walking as three wonderful options.” The fit and fabulous woman says all the above options, respectively, keeps the body agile and flexible; increase endurance and stamina; and agility and coordination. Many such tips can be found on her Facebook page, Fab you with Parul.
The blogger who is trained in Aerobics and Yoga, also trains others in these exercise forms,
and also conducts fitness classes in IT companies as well. Parul says that these forms keep her energetic, agile, and very flexible throughout the day. “They help me increase my stamina as well endurance level, and off course, it keeps me fit. It is a total workout and tones me perfectly. It gives me a wonderful feeling of achievement.”
The woman with many talents, Parul, has also proven herself to be a woman with an artistic hand. Skilled in Warli, Madhubani painting, cold porcelain craft, murals, quilling, to name a few. She is also a skilled wall artist. Her work is showcased on https://www.facebook.com/Parulcraft/ This artist also runs an art centre from her home. “My students range from the age of 5 to 40 years. To learn, age is never an issue.”
Parul Kumar has indeed proved that one can blossom no matter the age, time, and circumstances. For a person who has never taken on the victim mode, she lives by her motto: Live in present and do your best as much as you can. Beginning will be tough but eventually things will fall in place.