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The bedridden quadriplegic who started a magazine and nonprofit to help people with disabilities

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Rajinder Johar was a senior occupational therapist at King George's Medical College in Lucknow, Uttar Prodesh, India. After arriving home from work one day his life was forever changed.
Johar was shot by three men demanding money during a home invasion robbery. He was rushed to the hospital where he and his family were devastated to learn that he would be forever paralyzed. One of the robber's bullets had irreparably damaged his spine.
Never one to feel sorry for himself, Johar learned to type using just two fingers and a thumb and started The Voice, a magazine that helped to create awareness for people with disabilities.
Johar then started a trust called Family of Disabled (FOD). FOD helps the physically challenged and the financially disadvantaged seek employment. He was especially proud when his daughter decided to work for FOD. She continues his good work to this day.