Wondergirl Alice and her WonderMom Sweety in the Wonderland
Alice William was born in Kolkata in 2002. Her parents were overjoyed to welcome their first child into the world, but their happiness was short-lived when they discovered that their daughter didn’t open up her eyes for 5 days. And when she opened them, the eyes were all white, and doctors suggested for a surgery as they suspected Cataract. During the investigation process required while undergoing a surgery, Alice was diagnosed with a hole in her heart. Moreover, she had hearing and speech impairment. Her legs were twisted since birth and after number of physiotherapy sessions over the years she is able to walk properly.
Alice’s parents were devastated by the news, but they were determined to do everything they could to help their daughter. Alice remained admitted to the NICU in that hospital and underwent 21 eye surgeries to correct her eye condition. She was there of over an year in the hospital since the time of her birth. She got discharged from the hospital after an year. The life somehow started to become back on track for a couple of years. However, her vision gradually worsened due to a wrong lens placement during her surgery, and by the time Alice was six years old, she was now 90% blind as she lost her vision almost completely, which was a significant setback in her life, which meant that communicating with her was a challenge.
Alice William, has lived a life full of challenges and triumphs. Born with multiple disabilities, including cataract and a hole in her heart, hearing impairment and vision loss. Alice faced a difficult journey from the start. Her mother, Sweety William stood beside her daughter like a solid rock and was determined to give her the best possible life, despite the challenges she faced from her husband and immediate family members. Sweety was working in Real estate sector and had to leave her job as to support her daughter and look after her from working at home and taking tuitions to support herself and her daughter, as she didn’t recieve the support from her husband.
Alice’s journey began in a hospital where she spent her first year of life, undergoing multiple surgeries and treatments. Despite her struggles, Alice proved to be a fighter, and gradually overcame her health issues over the period of time but fought severe infections and health related issues every now and then.
Growing up, Alice faced many challenges. Despite her deaf-blindness, Alice was determined to lead a fulfilling life. She began her education at a deaf school in Kolkata, where she learned to communicate through sign language. Earlier, she struggled to communicate with her family and friends, moreover, she found it difficult to learn new things. However, Sweety was determined to give her daughter a good life. She enrolled Alice in various special education programs and therapy sessions to help her overcome her disabilities.
As Alice grew older, she started to show a keen interest in different skills. Sweety noticed her daughter’s love for arts and crafts, and she encouraged her to pursue her interests. Alice started making handcrafted items, which were sold on various national platforms and exhibitions. She also later on took up modeling, learnt dancing, martial arts, skating, painting, craft, photography gradually.
Alice proved to be an exceptional student, excelling in all her classes and mastering a variety of skills. Alice is now a professional model, an internationally acclaimed dancer, a martial artist, a skater, a professional painter, photographer, and a videographer.
Alice attended many national and international level competitions, where she won numerous awards and accolades for her talents. Her international travels and expenses are also bear by various organizations which support Alice’s financial needs.
Alice’s entrepreneurial spirit was evident when she started her own home delivery business, which is a great success. She also received support from Government of India, several government and non-government organizations, which helped her to achieve her goals.
Alice’s talent and hard work did not go unnoticed. Alice have won many local, regional, state level awards and recognition. Gradually, Alice’s hard work and determination paid off when she has started winning many national and international accolades. Alice was crowned the National Dance Champion in 2020 and 2021. She also won the International Dance Championship in 2022. Alice received scholarships in dance and fine arts from the government of India, which helped her to achieve her dream of becoming a master in fine arts.
During this journey there were many proud moments so far for Sweety, Alice’s mother but the proudest of all was when Sweety got her surgery done by Alice’s earnings.
Despite the challenges Alice faced, Alice and Sweety’s life story is one of inspiration and determination. They have shown that with hard work, perseverance, and a positive attitude, anyone can achieve their dreams, no matter what obstacles they face. Alice and Sweety’s success is a testament to their strength and resilience, and their story is an inspiration to people all over the world.
Rising up again and again against all odds; despite of her multiple disabilities, Alice is able to complete her studies and is living her dreams and passion. She is now a Master in Fine Arts and runs her home delivery business. She is a celebrated artist and perform internationally. Her mother, Sweety, is proud of her daughter’s achievements and never gave up on her dreams. Their story is an inspiration to many people who face challenges in life, as they prove that with determination, hard work, and support, anyone can achieve their dreams.
These two women have demonstrated time and again that nothing can defeat a woman’s willpower when she sets her mind to achieve something.
Sweety William and Alice William have faced numerous challenges in their lives, but they have never given up. Their grit is as hard as iron, and they have shown the world that anything is possible if you have the determination and courage to pursue it.
Sweety and Alice William have shown the world that nothing can come in the way of a woman’s determination and willpower. They have inspired countless women to pursue their dreams and not give up, no matter how difficult the path may be.
On this Women’s Day, Specialsaathi salutes the resilience and determination of Sweety and Alice William. They are truly an inspiration to all women around the world.
Let us all join hands in celebrating these incredible women.
Creative representation for this changemakersaathi story of Alice and Sweety William is done by Alice herself.
Alice’s YouTube channel is Alice’s world https://youtu.be/nOhYVpTC_x8
Listen to the audio version of Alice and Sweety’s life story in Sweety’s voice below, by clicking on the play button.