Just when life seemed rosy and the sun was shining, Dr Bhaskar Bora sustained a severe spinal cord injury in July 2019 following an operation, which left him with paralysis of both legs, a non-functioning right hand and a long stay in the hospital, eventually leading to a forced medical retirement from his medical career and a wheelchair in place of a sports car. He had to undergo multiple operations but is now permanently disabled. Two months after his injury, he was also diagnosed with cancer of the Thyroid for which he needed further operations.
With a family so young he could not afford to give up yet, so he had to re-learn walking (limited distance with crutches), writing, holding a knife, fork, and lots of other daily routines but most importantly had to retrain his mind to accept the new normal. However, these adverse life-changing experiences made him into a person of faith, gratitude and inspiration.
Poorer financially but richer in experiences of life, he is now a voice for the disabled and has written this book as an honest reflection of his life experiences to motivate people that every adversity can still be turned into an opportunity. That it is important to be filled with gratitude and appreciation for all the things that we take for granted.
In The Second Chance in Life, this confessed workaholic acknowledges the challenges and miracles that have influenced his life and, in a bravely honest style, shares how even your darkest days can be a springboard for positivity. How important acceptance and resilience are in turning adversities into opportunities. This book also shows the need to appreciate every small thing in life and not take anything for granted. With various real-life examples and practical strategies, this book is an inspirational work for self-help and motivation. The book is to be launched worldwide on Amazon on 21st April 2022 and will be available to pre-order soon.
What the universe throws at us we cannot control but how we react to these life’s curveballs define who we are.