According to the medical dictionary, “quadriplegia” means paralysis affecting all four limbs with or without total loss of function. A person afflicted with paralysis of the cervical spinal cord has no control over any part of the body beyond the neck and is usually bedridden.
Since such persons have no sensation below the neck and are unable to do anything, to perform any normal human activity, they have to be cared for at all times and have to be looked after like new-born babies.
He said that it was when he was lying in the hospital bed, unable to move an inch, with tears streaming from his eyes and his heart sinking in despair, that he realised that being happy or sad, fulfilled or frustrated depended on nothing but his own thoughts. He decided to fight back and has overcome all the difficulties that life has put forth him with renewed vigour. He had a healthy mind and that became his biggest strength.
After 13 years of living as a quadruple, Girish has mastered the art of overcoming obstacles and staying positive. Circumstances have taught him that no problem is bigger than one’s capabilities.
Today he is an inspirational speaker who conducts inspirational workshops with corporates, NGOs and educational institutions. He has also completed more than 15 projects as an accomplished interior designer not only in India, but also internationally.
With such dedication and love for life, over the past years Girish has inspired people to look at their lives in a more thoughtful and thankful way.
His dream is to travel the world promoting the message of positivity and hope. Very rightly he is called – THE POSITIVE MAN