Aboli Jarit is a 19-year-old girl from Nagpur who dreams of becoming a star someday. But the teenager is constantly bothered by people who think she is a child.
But those who make the mistake without knowing the teenager cannot be blamed.
Aboli was diagnosed with a rare condition that stunted her growth at a young age. Even though she is in the last year of her teens, she is just 3-feet and 4-inches tall.
The 19-year-old was diagnosed with renal rickets, or osteomalacia, a condition that combines a bone deformity and chronic renal disease, or kidney failure.
Aboli is much shorter than teenagers of her age and is forced to wear a diaper because she lacks a bladder.
The 19-year-old often faces hateful comments online, but she has slowly trained herself not to be affected by negative people. In fact, she doesn’t let anyone deter her from her dream of becoming a professional actor.
“Not many people have this rare disease, the good thing is I’m still surviving and most people can’t survive with this. “But all the doctors said that there is no solution and it will remain same,” said the 19-year-old.
As there is no permanent cure for renal rickets, everyday tasks like going out and walking are difficult for Aboli.
“We also don’t have a car to come and go, and I have to put a diaper on my waist as sometimes it can get wet,” she said, adding that she has a hole in her waist that allows urine to leak constantly. “I wasn’t born with a urine bladder, and because of that, urine keeps flowing through my waist all the time,” she said.
But the teenager has not given up on life and does things that most people of her age do.
For example, she has an Instagram account, where she posts all her latest photos and videos. The page has already crossed 6k followers.
She used to be a dancer but now prefers singing regularly in order to become a professional. She even earned a finalist spot in Mrs Wheelchair India
Her parents, siblings, and other members of the family have been by her side throughout.
“I am my own inspiration because I have learned to live life from what has happened to me from childhood till today,” she said.