Hi - my name is Mihaan Gandhi Dhall and I’m 18 years old. Last year - 2023 - I ran the TMM (10 KM) and raised money for Jai Vakeel, a school for children with disabilities. This year I am running again (and hopefully a bit faster and without stopping for a snack on the way) for another NGO that works with children with disabilities, Ummeed Child Development Center. Like last year, I’m already practising a lot with my exercise coach cum friend Rustom Warden.
The founder of Ummeed, Vibha, was my doctor when my parents knew that I have Down Syndrome and I had been to Ummeed many times as a kid. I remember they had all these toys and games and I know kids love to explore everything which made it a lot of fun. They also had many people to socialise with (though my Dad now tells me they were therapists).
Press the fund button if you want to help kids with special needs and it’ll send the message to them that we support them in anything/everything they do since they also need to have a voice in this society.