Sparsh Shah, a 12-year-old singing prodigy of Indian origin, who now lives in the US, was born with almost 40 fractures. He has given more than 45 performances in just the last year-and-a-half.
Sparsh was born with an incurable disease called Osteogenesis Imperfecta. This condition makes his bones extremely fragile and brittle – even a hard handshake can break his bones. He cannot bear weight on his hands and legs, so he cannot walk or run like other normal kids. He has had more than 125 fractures in the first 12 years of his life already and the doctors cannot predict how many more are to come.