A Dream to Inspire


Sri Lestari has paraplegia and lives in Jakarta, Indonesia. She lost the use of her legs in a motorcycle accident, and didn't leave her home for ten years. Indonesia, like many places in the developing world, is a hostile environment for people with disabilities--much ado to the negative perception of disability and the lack of accessible resources. Sri became restless from being isolated in her community. She decided to raise the funds to buy a modified motorcycle that she could ride from her wheelchair, and began her journey to inspire. Now, she celebrates her own freedom and encourages others with disabilities to find theirs.

Sri Lestari is a paraplegic who lives in Jakarta, Indonesia. She lost the use of her legs while riding as a passenger on a motorcylce and, for ten years, never left her home. Indoensia, like many places in the developing world is a hostile environment of people with disabilities. Not only are the streets, footpaths, and buildings inaccessible, but their physical limitations carry broad stygmas. But Sri was tired of life as a shut-in. So she raised the money to buy a modified motorcycle she could ride from her wheelchair and began to re-engage with the world. Now, she and her bike are on a 12,000km journey across the Indonesian achepelago, both to celebrate her own freedom and to inspire others with disabilities to find their own. - See more at: http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=4545#sthash.tnrmcRQ6.dpuf




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