A Tailor With No Arms!

A man is teaching us the importance of being thankful for what you have and going the extra mile.

Forty-five year old Madan Lal is a fighter. Though he was born with no arms, that didn’t stop him. He has learned to adapt to his life by simply using his feet!

Madan is able to do almost anything on his own, despite his obvious disability. His first big stumbling block being that he was denied entry into school because of his condition.

Lal, who was born in Haryana, India was disappointed by the prejudice that he received and decided he was going to make something of himself without school. He knew he had to support himself and neither he or his family could afford an education. So, he decided to become a tailor.  His next obstacle was trying to find someone to train him in his chosen profession.

At 23-years-old he started his search for a tailor who would train him, but everyone sent him away, laughing and saying no one could be a tailor with no arms. He returned to his village, but refused to give up. He went to Fathabah looking for a tailor he had heard of. At first, he also denied him, but Lal demanded he be given the chance.

When he finally said ok, Lal gave it everything he had and in 15 days, he knew he would be successful. His teacher’s positive words pushed him and he took a step further.

Within a year, he had opened his own shop in his village and absorbed everything he could. He forgot his past struggles and was thrilled to be able to open the doors to his shop.

“That day I forgot all the sufferings. It was the best day of my life. I saw people coming to my shop to greet me. The whole village was happy as if they were part of my family.”

His struggles were not quite over as some still doubted his abilities. Soon, however, they came to realize his talents and, even with stitching and cutting with his feet, he was the best tailor around.