- Jilumol Mariet Thomas was born with a condition called Thalidomide Syndrome
- This meant she was born without arms and had to learn how to live and operate with the use of two limbs only
- Despite her condition, the 28-year-old chose to overcome all hardships instead of sitting and whining
- She fought for her ability to drive and made sure she learnt how to operate a car with her feet alone
- Jilumol used her savings to purchase a vehicle that was tailored to her specifications and can now drive around
Jilumol Mariet Thomas is a 28-year-old Indian native who turned lemons into lemonade and learnt how to make the best of every situation.
The go-getter was born with a syndrome called Thalidomide Syndrome which means she was born without arms. But this did not stop her.
According to The New Indian Express, Jilumol made sure her life was as normal as possible and she taught herself to survive, thrive and live to her best potential.
The 28-year-old learnt how to drive like a pro after getting herself a car.
Apparently, the beauty had always dreamt about owning and driving her own car and turned that into her purpose.
Now, she can manoeuvre her way around town without any difficulty.
Her journey to taking a car from point A to point B required some nudging and pushing. Jilumol had to talk to her Regional Transport Officer (RTO) and beg to be allowed to take a driving test.
That was back in 2014 and in response, the dreamer was asked to search for a person with a case similar to hers.
The beauty was directed to look for the person's driving licence and after a lot of sleepless nights, Jilumol found a driver whose case was identical to hers.
She was not lucky, she was blessed!
After that, the lady dug into her pockets and splurged her cash on a new ride designed especially for her needs.
"It was per the RTO's guidance that I bought the car and made alterations," Jilumol bragged.
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