Have you heard about Sparsh Shah, the 12-year-old musical genius whose cover of Eminem’s ‘Not Afraid’ earned him many fans?
About Sparsh Shah
Sparsh is a 14-year-old talented boy who was born with an incurable disease called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which makes his bones extremely fragile/brittle, due to which even a hard handshake can break his bones. He cannot bear weight on his hands and legs, and hence cannot walk or run like other normal kids. He had more than 130 fractures so far in 13 years of his life and God knows how much more is yet to come.
But God has gifted him with a wonderful voice and a brilliant mind. He has written several original songs and composed their music too. Despite all the challenges, Sparsh’s spirit is unbreakable. He aspires to sing in front of a billion people one day and inspire them that even a kid like him with such a severe medical condition/disabilities can achieve his dreams. Sparsh’s rapper avatar name is “PURHYTHM” Source: Sparsh Shah YouTube
When Sparsh was just three years old, he started learning the keyboard and reading books. However, as his bones kept breaking, it was difficult for him to continue to learn the keyboard and he had to stop playing.
Sparsh has gone through multiple surgeries for his brittle bones. His parents help him write when he has fractures, or he uses voice to text technology to do his homework.
How a 13-year-old changed ‘Impossible’ to ‘I’m Possible’?
In the TEDx event video, Sparsh talks about the challenges of living with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a condition which makes his bones extremely brittle and also about his love for music, and how he turned the word ‘impossible’ into ‘I’m possible’ in four simple steps.
In his 14-minute-33-seconds-long TED Talk, he touches upon everything from overcoming the challenges of disability to helping others. He winds up the talk with a wonderful musical performance.
Stop all works and listen to his inspiring story until the end of the video.
Sparsh Shah wants to show people how they can transcend every difficulty that comes their way in life and how they can start a chain reaction to be a guide for other people who want to turn their life around as well.
Sparsh is a 13-year old child prodigy, singer/songwriter/rapper born with brittle bones (130+fractures), but an unbreakable spirit. He became a worldwide internet sensation with his Purhythm versions of Eminem covers. He aspires to inspire and sing in front of a billion people one day.
Sparsh has been learning Hindustani classical music for the last seven-and-a-half years and American vocal music for the last three years. Sparsh is multi-talented. He performs at community events and has appeared on local radio stations and television shows, besides hosting shows as an MC. Source YouTube
Watch the video below. It is a lesson in being fearless – one you didn’t know you needed.
“It’s always been my dream to inspire billions of people one day with my musical talent, and I wish that dream comes true,” writes Sparsh Shah from New Jersey on YouTube. Sparsh’s cover of Eminem’s Not Afraid is making waves online with 9,588,626 views since being posted on January 2, 2016 on YouTube.
Join his journey to fame and help him make his dream come true by sharing his sensational cover song: “Not Afraid” with all your friends and family members.
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