Metro People: A visually challenged girl’s bucket list 

Metro People: A visually challenged girl’s bucket list 


Sakshi Srivastava (27) was once dejected in life with the sudden impairment of her vision. She who loves colours and books is now left with just 8 per cent of her vision.

Determined to live her life to the fullest, she is now busy ticking off her personal bucket list with the help of the online platform ‘Being You’.

In 2015, Sakshi started an NGO called ‘Bucket List’ with an aim to help street kids realise their true potential.

Talking to Metrolife, she says, “I was still a teenager with ideas and dreams when I lost my eyesight to an autoimmune condition. I could not come to terms with people calling me ‘bichari’ and saying I would be a burden forever.”

After she lost her sight, Sakshi was forced to become dependent.

She says, “During this phase, I had a desire to live alone, but I thought it was a distant dream, and still, it became a part of my bucket list.”

With 92 per cent of vision loss, Sakshi has also done paragliding, proving people that she can do anything. She also stocks books hoping that someday her partner will read them to her.

“Today, I am prepared for any crisis. I am down to my final 8 per cent of vision, and I know it is only a matter of time before I lose this as well. All I want to do now is
live the moment,” she signs off.