Recently, Sagar, a dear friend of mine, told me about Vaibhav. I was moved when I saw the video about the 20yr old.
Vaibhav was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy in early childhood as a result of which he struggles to control his movements and is unable to talk. But he is a fighter who loves chess and aims to become a Grandmaster. His parents accompany him to tournaments, and Vaibhav plays sitting in his wheelchair, while the parents take care of everything else.
Yesterday, we reached out to him. We spoke to him and his family via a video call, and then realizing the importance of encouraging his efforts, we both looked at his winning games. I showed him various techniques to improve his game and also the right way to practice. Sagar gave him the necessary software for his training and is arranging his sponsorship so that he can play in the World Championship for the Disabled.
Vaibhav was so delighted with our interactions that he screamed in joy and gave us a big thumbs up! We promised his family that we will stay in touch and continue to help him in any way possible.