Volume 4 Issue 24| June 18, 2011|


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Mohoram's Wheels

Who is Mohoram? He is a symbol of hope - a man who is about to embark upon an epic journey circling half the globe. That too, on a wheelchair.

Mohoram's Wheels, an epic journey from Bangladesh's capital Dhaka to Washington, DC, is about to start at the end of June 2011. On a wheelchair, all by himself, Md. Mohoram Ali will cross 3 continents and 16 countries covering a total distance of 18,700 kilometers. The first part will be by bus and train through India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom to Dublin, Ireland. The second part of his trip will cross the North Atlantic Ocean by ship to reach New York. From there Mohoram continues to the U.S. capital Washington.

Mohoram with Ms. Valerie A Taylor, founder of CRP

The mission of this trip is to show what is possible with a strong will even if you are restricted in your mobility. Mohoram brings his mission to the people by proving what is possible. Every obstacle is a challenge to be solved. Mohoram already completed a 3,400 kilometers trip in his wheelchair from Bangladesh to India in 2007. He went to Russia in 2010 to participate at the international ERGO White Night Marathon in St. Petersburg. He also visited South Korea to participate at the Abilympics workshop.

Along the way Mohoram met a lot of people encouraging him, made friends and served as an example of self-discipline and trust into one's own ABILITY. “I like to travel with my disability at home and abroad. I traveled to India, Russia and South Korea to show everyone that a disability should not necessarily hold anyone back. I take this journey over land and water as a challenge to prove so,” says Mohoram.

Mohoram is a 24 year old Bangladeshi. His left side became paralyzed when he was 18 months old. Currently he uses a manual wheelchair to move around. Mohoram is working at the “Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP)”. In 2010 he became one of the Bezgraniz ambassadors representing the internet portal bezgraniz.com in his region.



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