Struggle for survival

A fall from a horse confined the writer to a wheelchair for the rest of her life

Having maintained a graphic diary since the unfortunate riding accident that left her paralyzed chest down, Shanoor Forbes shared her story of grit and gumption in a detailed account of her ordeal titled Excerpts from the diary of a tetra in November 1996. In this she recounted how, with the support of family, friends and medical treatment abroad, she overcame all odds to lead a full life, albeit in a wheelchair. Forbes passed away on July 30, 2017, nearly three decades after the accident. We reproduce here edited excerpts from her narrative of the early days of her nightmare. A......

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