A person suffering from a genetic developmental disorder is supposed to be helpless and reliant on others. We presume that such people would never be able to live their life in normalcy. But this 22-year-old girl is anything but a subject of pity. Instead, she has become a strapping inspiration for all those who have been looking for excuses to fulfil their dreams. Aditi suffers from Down syndrome and she’s not reliant on her family for her needs. She owns a cafe in Bhoomi Mall, CBD Belapur in Mumbai. Aditi’s Corner serves light snacks, homemade meals and delicious cupcakes and chocolates.
In case you don’t know what down syndrome is, let us tell you that it is a rare genetic disorder which is caused when abnormal cell division results in extra genetic material from chromosome 21. It causes distinct facial appearance, intellectual disability and developmental delays.
Aditi works in her cafe, takes the orders and even wipes the tables herself. She being the owner of the cafe, manages the accounts as well.
When asked about why she decided to run a cafe in Mumbai, she says, “I used to get bored at home and Here I can do whatever I want.”
Her parents are an equal inspiration for those whose children have been affected by such disabilities. They have gifted their daughter this cafe to keep her busy and moreover, happy. They wanted to assure that Aditi never relies on anyone for anything in life. The cafe is successfully running in Mumbai and also achieved its break within first three months.
"Please don’t take them as a problem. They are special people and they can do whatever else a ‘normal’ person can do. If you have a special child, let him or her do what they want to with their lives. Don’t stop them,” the Better India has this message to everybody in the country.
Aditi’s story is a class-example of hard work and determination. If Aditi can do it, what’s your excuse?