God Had Me In Mind, Disabled Mum Shares Her Touching Story
She lost her limbs in a tragedy when she really needed them. However, her disability could not tie her down as she went ahead and married. Shanthi Kimball’s touching story is such that proves that disability does mean the end of the world.
Shanthi, who was born in Calcutta (India), is happily married to Conrad Kimball, and the couple is blessed with four children. But for this disabled Indian woman, being a wife and mother today is simply a miracle.
“If I tell you that my mum, who was about 11 years old when I was born, jumped in front of a speeding train with me in her arms, you wouldn’t believe that I still exist,” she says.
She was only two months old when her mum died. As for her, she was discovered by the rail tracks with severed limbs and fighting for dear life.
Good Samaritans took her to an orphanage in the slums of Calcutta where they plastered her gory wounds with bandages. She was in really bad shape, but God had plans for her.
“An LDS family from Alaska adopted me. I grew up with eight siblings, six of whom were also adopted,” says Shanthi.
As she grew up, she learned to do things with her feet, including eating, driving, and even when using computers.
“My sister tells me I used to fall down many times as I struggled to balance myself on one leg,” she narrates on Being You, Facebook Page.
Today, Shanthi has a perfect balance and can do most of her chores without any difficulties. She met her husband and father of her kids, Kimball, at LDS singles ward.
“We have been married for nearly nine years and are blessed with four cute babies. He is my prince charming,” says Shanthi.
She wishes to visit India, her motherland, someday to trace her biological family. She holds no resentments to what her mum did.
“Her short life allowed me to be here, living a very blessed and happy life. It’s like a fairy tale,” says Shanthi.