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Ataxia patient to participate in swimming competition

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 10:16am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA

A 19-year-old teenager Sankalp Bore, suffering from a rare neurological condition has been selected for an international swimming competition in USA taking place next month. But it's the same old story with bright Indian athletes – no money.
Bore, who suffers from a condition called Ataxia that results in lack of voluntary coordination of muscle movments, has been selected for the Pan Pacific Swimming Championship to be held in Pasedonia, United States of America and the expenditure will be few lakh rupees that will include travel, stay and participation. But with an electrician father and mother who makes food to be supplied in offices, Bore hardly has any means to meet the expenditure.
Instead of crying over problems in life, Sankalp Botre of Pimpri Chinchwad has always fought back. Studying in first year, arts, right since birth Sankalp suffers from Ataxia.Even though he was paralyzed by 72 per cent and has undergone brain surgeries twice at the age of seven, Sankalp developed his liking for swimming. He joined the Pune Children Welfare program for special kids, where he got motivated by other kids around him and worked hard to develop his swimming skills. Sankalp won several competitions that included He became so well that he won competitions like the Mahapaur Chashak organized by PCMC and the national swimming competitions held in Mumbai and Pune. Sankalp created this opportunity for himself with his skills in an international competition, but his financial condition won't allow him.




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