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175 ramps and counting: Physically challenged woman’s mission to make Dubai wheelchair-friendly

Shobhika Kalra overcomes degenerative disorder to help build 175 ramps across Dubai

By Sharmila Dhal
29 Jun 2016 | 12:08 pm
  • Source:Virendra Saklani/XPRESS

A young woman in Dubai, who refuses to let a crippling medical condition get in her way, is making huge strides by turning the city into a more wheelchair-friendly place.

Shobhika Kalra, 25, who suffers from a degenerative disorder called Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) which damages the nerves, muscles and heart, told XPRESS that she had managed to get 175 ramps constructed across offices, restaurants and other public places under an initiative – Wings of Angelz - she started with her sister Ruchika to help those with mobility issues.

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By Sharmila Dhal

By Sharmila Dhal

Chief Reporter