Saturday, September 10, 2016
Kids Who Triumph Against All Odds
Against all odds, these children survived. Their strength against adversity puts to shame some adults who whine about trivial pursuits. In their youth, these kids inspire and motivate. Their tenacious and resilient spirits are worth emulating.
Angelica Hale, now 9 years old
In 2012, at the tender age of 4, Angelica came down with pneumonia which ravaged her young body and threw her into full-blown sepsis and multi-organ failure. She was placed on ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) life-support and dialysis at an Atlanta hospital and endured weeks in the ICU. Angelica needed lung surgery to repair her lungs. Eventually, she received a much-needed kidney transplant from her own mother.
A miracle child. She now gives back by performing in fundraisers for children’s hospitals. Angelica shines like a beacon of hope for children in crisis.
Sparsh Shah, a 12-year-old singing prodigy who lives in the US, was born with almost 40 fractures.
“He has memorized 250 digits of Pi, can say the 12 longest words in the English dictionary in less than 18 seconds, and can speak in four different accents in English. He has written several poems, short stories, motivational/funny speeches (“I am Disabled”), etc., and acted in the developmental reading of a play called The Greatest Choice at the Crossroads theatre in New Jersey. He was able to spell a 45 letter word, “Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis,” at the age of 6.”
Sparsh is an incredible example of determination and perseverance, despite being born with osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bones). He uses the name PURHYTHM as a stage name in his many performances in fundraisers for children hospitals.
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