Sparsh Shah is a singer, rapper, songwriter and motivational speaker from New Jersey, USA. Born with a rare genetic disorder known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta, commonly called Brittle Bone Disease, Sparsh has managed to inspire millions of lives with his unbreakable spirit and a never-give-up attitude. He aspires to become the next Eminem and perform in front of one billion people.
Sparsh, born in 2003, have had more than 130 fractures till now. Due to his physical condition his bones are extremely fragile and brittle. He cannot bear weights and he walk or run like other kids.
Despite severe hardship faced in his early childhood, Sparsh didn’t loose hope. At an early age Sparsh developed an interest in music. He started learning Indian classical music at the age of 6 and a few years later he also learned American vocal music to become more versatile.
Sparsh first grabbed the attention of the public when he recorded a video covering the Eminem song Not Afraid, which has had more than 65 million views online. In 2016 Sprash has released his first album cover as a tribute to Eminem called Purhythm, a style of music he invented. Till now Sparsh has written more than 10 songs.
Apart from music Sparsh is also good at remembering large spellings and memorizing numbers. 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 also written several poems, short stories and motivational speeches.
Sparsh has been a catalyst in helping raise over half a million dollars for various philanthropic organisations. Sparsh has starred in his own documentary Brittle Bone Rapper, as part of a series by the YouTube channel Real Stories. The documentary followed Sparsh’s journey as he underwent a life-changing spinal-fusion operation, a month before embarking on an adventure in LA to attend the Rare Champions of Hope awards ceremony.
“How I turned the word ‘Impossible’ to “I’m possibe” in my life by following four simple steps: 1. Find your passion 2. Never hold yourself back 3. Help others. 4. Dream Big. “, said Sparsh in an inspiring speech on TEDx Talks. Watch his full speech below.