Sixty-three-year-old Melethuveettil Sasi of Kerala, India has got to be one of the most determined people one could meet — and he is semi-paralyzed. Even in his state, he managed to carve a road through a small hill near his home and he completed it in three years using only the most basic of tools.
Sasi doesn’t know anything about the Mountain Man of Bihar, Dashrath Manjhi, who also worked on a similar project for 20 years using hammers and chisels, but somehow, he was able to complete the same challenge.
The former coconut tree climber can barely move his right hand and walk.
Sasi has been working as a tree climber since he was 15.
One day, 18 years ago, his usual climb had gone wrong and he fell to the ground. He injured himself, which left the right side of his body paralyzed.
Following the accident, Sasi’s sons had to quit school and start working. It took several months before Sasi could move his limbs a little, but all thanks to physiotherapy and treatments, he was able to walk again. He also regained control of his right hand a bit. Though Sasi could no longer work like he used to before, he never thought of giving up on the idea of working for his family.
Sasi was determined to work so he could feed his family.
He then thought of an idea — to sell lottery tickets to people but to do that, he would need to buy a three-wheeler scooter. He sought financial support from local authorities to fund the scooter but his petition was not answered.
“For almost ten years, I knocked on all doors to get a road to my house. I gave a number of petitions to Panchayat officers. But nothing and no one helped me,” he told News Minute.
That’s when Sasi decided to get a pickaxe and start carving the road through the small hill in front of his home.
The hardworking family man worked almost six hours a day to complete the task.
“I never thought about when I would finish the work. I was just determined to have a road. Every day, I would begin my work at 5am, then stop at around 8.30am when the day began to get hot, and resume the work at around 3.30pm or 4pm in the evening and work till the sun went down.”
People would even laugh at Sasi and tell him he’s crazy.
Even having been ignored, rejected, and ridiculed, there’s still a happy ending for Sasi and his family. Local authorities may not have helped him with the funding of the scooter, but his story went viral. People who have read about his story decided to step in and give him a gift — a scooter.
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Girl Meets Her Long-Lost Father She Hasn’t Seen For 10 Years After Booking A Grab Ride
A young teen unexpectedly meets her father she hasn’t seen for 10 years. This is after she booked a Grab ride whose driver happens to be her dad.
Who knew that Grab drivers can lead you to more than just your desired destination, but also to the person close to your heart whom you thought you've already lost forever?
Like Uber, Grab has already become a widely-used app because it offers easier ride hailing to millions of commuters from across the world. One lady from Indonesia, however, received an extremely surprising bonus from her recent Grab ride as she found her long-lost father - who was unexpectedly her booked driver!
Who would've thought that Grab will be the way for a girl and her father to meet again after ten years?
8-Year-Old Boy Hailed As Hero For Bravely Saving His Baby Sister From Massive House Fire
An 8-year-old boy was hailed hero by firefighters of his town as he rescued his baby sister from a massive house fire.
While firefighters are normally hailed as heroes in every fire scene, a very young boy from New Hampshire has shown great bravery in the face of danger as he saved his baby sister from probable death. Staying calm and self-collected, Harrison Holt is now recognized as a little hero by their town fire department.
Last month, the Holt family has been in a tragic incident where a big fire destroyed their home and could have taken lives of some of the members if not for Harrison’s brave act. The family patriarch, John, discovered a fire spreading from their barn to their house. While John was able to immediately call 911 for help, he had to hand the phone over to his 8-year-old son Harrison to try to put off the fire.
Harrison Holt has become a young hero as he bravely stepped through the fire to save his baby sister.
Canadian Woman Travels To The Philippines To Marry The Guy She Met Online
True love definitely knows no distance!
True love definitely knows no distance, social status, or even race. Although we've already seen that demonstrated in many Hollywood movies and romance novels, it's always most heartwarming when it happens in real life.
Case in point, the beautiful story you will read below is exactly about that. This recently went viral on social media and everyone has since been gushing about the cute couple.
How far would you travel for love?
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