Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-08-11 18:33 Bantwal: Where there is a will, there is a way, believed Roopa Halageri. True to that, today, she has achieved what was thought to be next to impossible, a year ago. A rude bus accident had shattered her dream of clearing her BE in Computer Science fromCanara Engineering College, Benjanapadav, Bantwal taluk. Her right hand was ruptured when a bus in which she was travelling in was collided with a speeding lorry in Bantwal on February 16, 2015. She was soon rushed to a hospital by a fellow passenger. After a seires of surgeries (nearly 13!) following the tragedy, she had to forgo her classses. Her family spent nearly Rs four lakhs for the operation. While her classmates finished their course, Roopa was nursing a deep wound that had cut short her goal. However, undeterred, Roopa decided to do something about her future. Even though she was discharged from the hospital, she continued to visit doctors for follow-ups. There was improvement in her health which boosted her morale to complete her studies. She attempted to write in her left hand and gradually she picked up the pace. It was not easy initially, but she couldnt sit cursing her fate. In fact, it was her mother Pratimadevi Halageri and sister-dentist Deepa who motivated her to practice to write in left hand. She completed her notes and decided to take up the exams the following year. She wrote her exams in left hand without taking the extra time! Her efforts paid off when she secured 70 per cent. Today, she is placed with EMC Square in Bengaluru through the campus replacement. With grit and determination, Roopa turned every tide in her favour and scripted her own story, albeit in left hand.