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Life Journey of Mahadev Regmi
Mahadev Regmi is a highly generous, gentle, and intelligent young man who treats everyone with great respect. Not only is he helpful, but he is also remarkably brilliant in his studies. Currently, he is on the edge of completing his master’s degree in Medical Microbiology from Golden Gate College. Simultaneously, he has been passionately dedicated to the field of medical science.
Mahadev is a long-time TRIFC-sponsored student receiving sponsorship to pursue a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Golden Gate College. TRIFC also supported him in completing his intermediate-level education at Universal College. Additionally, DNC (Disabled New Life Center) facilitated his education at the school level and provided rehabilitation services. During his time at DNC, he found a nurturing environment and developed emotional bonds with the house mother (Santi mam) and his peers. Consequently, after completing his school education, he chose to rejoin DNC and started tutoring mathematics to the children there for several years. His dedication and inspiring nature greatly helped the children to improve their academic performance, making him a role model for other children with disabilities. Mahadev holds the distinction of being the first student from DNC to achieve a distinction in the SLC (School Leaving Certificate) examination.
Despite facing physical disability, as he was born with a condition called ‘club foot,’ which caused his feet to turn inward and experience cramps while walking due to excessive pressure, Mahadev persevered. During his childhood, he endured bullying and discrimination from his friends and the people in his community. Being born in Achham, one of the most underdeveloped regions in Nepal, disability was considered a curse and persons with disabilities were ostracized. These experiences emotionally weakened him and made him feel disconnected from his community. Fortunately, he received the opportunity to enroll in DNC, where he began a new chapter in his life and transformed his circumstances through education and rehabilitation.
ADSoN and TRIC families take great pride in Mahadev’s remarkable achievements in the field of microbiology. His accomplishments are truly praiseworthy. We extend our heartfelt wishes for a bright and prosperous future for him. He can serve as an exemplary role model for persons with disabilities who are leading fragmented and marginalized lives due to their disabilities.
Bellevue College Student
Seema Tamang returned to Bellevue in June 2022 to begin her college journey at Bellevue College. Living with her host parents Rob and Gina, Seema is doing extremely well at school. She was recently nominated by her Interpersonal Relations class teacher for the ‘Transforming Lives’ award at school, who wrote, “I am very much impressed with [Seema], who as a person with blindness coming from Nepal, showed great dedication to her course of learning, especially with her courage and candor relating to her own life experience in her reflection writings. She helped all of us see a slice of her experience that is usually invisible to others.”