Trinidad WINTV – Impossible Is Nothing

Social Development yesterday launched its first Health and Wellness Fair, with a five-kilometre walk/run around the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, with “global social motivator”, triple amputee Ra­jesh Durbal in the run. Durbal, whose parents were born in Trinidad, lives in Florida, USA, and has competed in several Iron Man endurance challenge events. He was described by Minister of the People Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh as “an icon of strength, conviction, determination and a symbol that impossible is nothing”. Speaking with the Express before the 5K, the 35-year-old Durbal—a congenital amputee who was born with his legs and right arm not fully developed—said it had not stopped him from accomplishing his goals. “It has actually been a blessing in my life because it has made me the man that I am. Through adversity, we grow, and with me not having all my limbs, it has forced me to grow in areas that normally, a person would not want to grow and because of that, it has made me very unique. I am the only triple amputee doing triathlons and competing at such a high level, so it actually differentiates me from everybody else.