Give in to Hope Day 41: Sparsh Shah

I am sure someone you know has broken a bone. Maybe you’ve even broken one once. Can you imagine what it would be like to have your bones crack and break all the time, every day, from doing simple things like sitting, standing, or brushing your teeth? Sparsh Shah doesn’t have to imagine this. It is what he experiences every day, as part of his diagnosis of Osteogenesis Imperfecta (or “brittle bone disorder”). Sparsh was even born with 35 broken bones! For his safety and mobility, he uses a motorized wheelchair to get around and hasn’t been able to be as physically active as other kids his age. Not being able to run or play rough games or sports hasn’t stopped Sparsh. He writes his own music and raps, sings, plays piano and records covers, raises tons of money for charities across the country, and is a motivational speaker, cheering on adults and kids and encouraging people to not let anything hold them back. Sparsh has not let his challenges get in the way of making his dreams come true!

To learn more about Sparsh Shah:

Listen to Sparsh:

Do you have any dreams that seem hard to achieve? Are there things you tell yourself (I’m not good enough, I’m not brave enough) that stand in your way? What could you tell yourself to be your own cheerleader?

Closing prayer: Dear God, give us positivity, determination and a great attitude like Sparsh, and watch us change the world. Amen.