Virali Modi is a disability rights activist from India. Besides, he is also a motivational speaker. He spent much of his youth in the United States. But after a trip to India, she fell into a coma after suffering from malaria. She survived, but could not walk. He was born on September 29, 1991.
In fact, when she was returning to her home in Pennsylvania in the US after a trip to Mumbai at the age of 14, she contracted malaria. Due to high fever, doctors gave him paracetamol and sent him home. The next day her health deteriorated and she could not breathe and went into a coma due to cardiac arrest. She remained in a coma for 20 days after being declared dead for seven minutes.
On September 21, 2006, doctors told her parents that pulling the plug would be the best option, as there was not much hope for her waking up. Her mother requested that she be kept alive for the next eight days, as she would turn 15 on September 29. The doctor agreed. After asking permission from the Dean of Medicine, her family and friends threw her a birthday party. Modi, 31, says, “As soon as the cake was cut, I opened my eyes. It was a miracle!”
He opened his eyes but soon discovered that he was paralyzed from the neck down. Despite facing many difficult times in her life, Modi is proud of herself and intends to normalize every way of living. An active dancer in her childhood, Virali is now a motivational speaker, disability rights activist and India’s first wheelchair-using model.
She won second place in the Miss Wheelchair India pageant in 2014. She stood second in the Miss Wheelchair India pageant in 2014 and as a result gained a large number of followers on social media.
He started a Change.org petition titled “Implement Disability Friendly Measures in Indian Railways.” Her efforts to make railways more accessible landed her in the “100 Women (BBC)” for 2017. He has given several TEDx talks on his experiences and struggles due to his disability.