“Ignite the spark in you and create the Blast,” says Alma Chopra.

 New Delhi, September 3: Adapting to a life with impairment is never easy. With a lot of effort, one gradually learns that there are ways to live amidst the restrictions, overcome the challenges, and reclaim the sovereignty one loses when diagnosed with a disability. It is tough to adjust to the changes that come with a disability, whether physical or mental, as the world begins to see you with different eyes. Still, with the right mix of determination correct attitude, even this massive feat can be surpassed, as proven by Alma Chopra. 

Inspiring someone requires no educational qualifications. It needs experience. A living personal story sometimes becomes enough to connect with people. Alma Chopra is a motivational speaker, blogger, and YouTuber who has a personal story to contribute to improving others’ lives while influencing the lives of many with her outstanding ability to see the light in utter darkness. 

When she was diagnosed with acute degenerative cerebellar ataxia, Alma went through a tumultuous journey and fought the odds. Now she is a proud advocate of disability awareness. Having the courage to help others despite her physical limitations, she influences many lives through her motivating talks and journey. 

Alma’s diagnosis hampered her academic performance and physical output, yet she remained firm. By means of her unfailing persistence and unswayed grit, she participated in sports, received recognition for her advancement in the arts, graduated from Case Western Reserve University and went on to pursue her master’s in law.

Accepting our handicaps is not easy, but acceptance of our limitations allows us to move beyond them. Each of us has unique abilities. When we stop focusing on the deficits, we allow ourselves to excel at our outstanding qualities. This thought leader motivates people to keep going, make the necessary changes in thought and behaviour, and set attainable goals. 

Alma has always been full of energy; therefore, she talks about it with excitement and encourages others to do the same. 

Alma has emerged as a fighter not just for herself but even for many other people around her with all the spark in her. Many of her listeners seek her advice and incorporate it into their lives to live happier and healthier lives. “Alma says,” I want my life, my journey, and my struggles to be an example to everyone. I am willing to show my vulnerabilities to the world; my job is done if it can inspire one person globally.



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