Nupur Mate recently contracted a rare and mutated form of strep bacteria. The result was that she experienced kidney failure, which now requires regular dialysis and she lost her right arm and leg. She is only eleven years old. Over the next six months she will need a lot of rehab as well as prosthetic limbs but a seemingly normal existence is quite possible depending on the progress of the next six to twelve months. She will need to fight but all of her friends and family believe and know that she will.
This story appears here on our kids martial arts blog because Nupur was an avid martial artist before she got sick. And according to everyone at her school, she will be once again once she recovers in a few months time. She trains at All Canadian Martial Arts in Mississauga, Ontario and her friends are not only lending her emotional support. They started a GoFundMe page and have contributed everything they can to the campaign. Unfortunately, it still is not quite enough as Nupur’s parents are left limited by their health insurance. So, please check out the campaign and donate if you can!
Special needs children range from children who have mental disabilities, to personality disabilities, to higher level physically disabled children. One common thread with all of these groups is that they normally don’t get enough attention and what little attention they do get is somewhat negative or forced at the very least. Well, a California martial […]Read more