Having accomplished as much as he has even as he is bound to a wheelchair, Sparsh's story is inspiring by all accounts. In his 14-minute-33-seconds-long TED Talk, the teen from New Jersey touches upon everything from overcoming the challenges of disability to helping others. He also winds up the talk with a wonderful musical performance. The talk took place in December 2016 in Mumbai.
His goals for the future? To win a Grammy and sparsh everyone's heart, as sparsh in Hindi literally translates to 'touch.'
Listen to the entire talk below:
Beautiful, right? Many on social media agree with that sentiment.
"I'm 23 and I have the same disease. I'm studying in economics. This boy is inspiration, truly," writes a commenter on YouTube.
"There is one thing about this video that bothers me. The cameras did not show those of US in the front 3 rows having the time of our lives when Sparsh sang this. Whoop whoop! I was bawling. It was AMAZING!! I'll never forget it. Thx Sparsh. And thx to the Shah family. Simply amazing and we, the audience, could not have asked for a better close to TEDx Gateway 2016!!!! Life changing!" writes a commenter who was presumably in the audience.
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