One marathon to the next, Sarmad's answer to neck-down paralysis

Published: August 26, 2013
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Sarmad Tariq.

Sarmad Tariq.

Sarmad was paralysed from neck down when he was only a child. An appreciator of life, he stayed true to the simple fact that “If I remained in bed mourning my loss, it would only be my time that would get wasted.”

His parents and his friends stood by in support and later, awe at the way in which Sarmad went from overcoming one challenge to the next.

“FA, BA and then MBA,” his father smiles while recounting Sarmad’s academic accomplishments. From participating in wheel chair marathons to making a world record that saw him driving for 33 hours, Sarmad continued to achieve and inspire.

“I hope that after I die, I leave a legacy and whoever comes to meet me realise that lives should be lived to the fullest,” says Sarmad, who has now become a motivational speaker.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Ali
    Aug 26, 2013 - 7:55PM

    Very inspiring video, but I don’t understand why it’s being called “neck down paralysis”, since he can move his arms. Can anyone clarify?

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  • ptr
    Aug 27, 2013 - 3:13PM

    You can obviously google this for clarification.

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  • Mujtaba Xaidi
    Aug 28, 2013 - 10:26AM

    Sarmad Bhai:

    You’ve always been an inspiration for me. May God bless you with everything you need in life. Aameen (:

    Regards,
    Muji – WAO

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  • Ali
    Aug 30, 2013 - 7:23PM

    @ptr
    I obviously arrived at this question after googling led to results contrary to the terms used in this article. Get a life and post real comments.

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