- Sparsh Shah has a rare bone disease that confines him to a wheelchair
- However, he's an incredibly good rapper
- He has dreams of becoming the next Eminem
A 14-year-old boy from New Jersey, US, is inspiring millions around the world by being an extraordinarily good rapper despite having a rare bone disease.
Sparsh Shah, who uses the stage name PURHYTHM, was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Briefly.co.za learned.
It's an incurable condition that makes his bones extremely fragile and brittle. In fact, even a hard handshake can break his bones.
Sparsh is therefore confined to a wheelchair because his body cannot support its own weight. He cannot run or walk like other kids and has had 130 fractures so far.
However, his unbreakable spirit has seen him win numerous awards as a child prodigy. He has performed Hindustan classical music for eight years and American rap music for three.
The Facebook page Weird Wild World recently shared a two-part documentary about Sparsh that has been watched over 500,000 times so far.
Sparsh aspires to become the next Eminem. In 2016, he became a worldwide internet sensation after releasing a cover version of Eminem's Not Afraid. Its video received over 60 million views across social media.
According to his Facebook page, Sparsh is on a mission to inspire other kids to overcome their challenges:
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.
See some reactions from people inspired by Sparsh below:
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