“My soul would have no rainbow,
if my eyes had no tears”
- Aisha Chaudhary
A couple of days ago, Jaypee, my friend, shared with me an amazing video, titled ‘Singing in the Life Boat’… It was an inspiring talk by a 15-year-old by the name Aisha Chaudhary. I hadn’t heard about this girl before. So, impressed by what I now heard and seen in this video, I looked for more information on the young girl… and, let me confess: I was left with goose-bumps!
When Aisha was less than six months old, she was diagnosed with an ailment called Pulmonary Fibrosis, a respiratory disease that leads to scarring of the lungs, thereby making breathing difficult. Her lung capacity was only just under 20 per cent! Aisha then underwent a bone marrow transplant. The doctors had told her parents that the baby would not live for over a year. But, Aisha proved them wrong… and lived her life to the fullest… pursuing her dreams, sharing her gritty story … inspiring people through her talks…
Aisha died in Jan 2015, hours before the launch of her first book – ‘My Little Epiphanies’. She was still a teenager!
The video shared by Jaypee was the talk Aisha had given when she was 15. She was able to stand and do it, then. Here it is:
Here is another. It was the talk on ‘Finding Happiness’. Aisha had delivered it when she was 17. She couldn’t do it standing!
There is so much to learn from this tender soul… She has left me speechless and humbled.