I am Itika Saxena and I am from India. I suffered from TM when I was just 10 years old. It happened on September 11th, 1995. I was about to go to sleep, as it was a Sunday night, and I needed to attend school the very next day. Before going to bed, I fell near to the bed, and I realized I couldn’t get up on my legs. I shouted, and my parents came to help. I was rushed to the hospital, and during that course of time, both my hands and legs were not moving. After two days, I was moved to another unit where they diagnosed me with TM. The area affected was C2 to T2. That covered almost my entire body from the neck down. I was in a wheelchair for approximately 7 years; still, I completed my studies.
I am working as a product owner at PWC and completed my MBA, though I suffered from multiple re-occurrences of TM. I was bedridden each time, but this doesn’t stop me from chasing my dreams.