They Said She Wouldn’t Walk. So She Became a Biker, Swimmer and Athlete Instead! Shreya Pareek November 2, 2015 Disability, Inspirational, Women A spinal tumour left Deepa paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair in 1999. But she did not let her disability deter her passion to go out and pursue adventure sports,. She became an award-winning athlete, record-breaking swimmer, performed bike stunts, and did everything she dreamt of in her life.