Nov 30, 2021 07:30 PM
|WHAT:||When Hardeep Rai’s son Eshan was born on November 18, 2006, doctors found he had been deprived of oxygen for 17 minutes and suffered extensive brain damage. He might not survive the day, or ever wake up from the coma. Eshan was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and Hardeep and his wife took Eshan home from the hospital after 56 days. The couple hoped for a miracle but, as months passed, their boy never crawled, learned to walk or talk, to eat on his own, or sleep through the night. Their marriage unravelled under the strain and sheer exhaustion. Hardeep experienced the phrase: 'the sound of silence'. Nothing resonated and though he had money... it had no currency or value because he couldn't buy back his son's good health.
Hardeep’s perspective changed. He took a buyout from the hedge fund company where he worked to end a successful career in the financial industry. He followed his heart to look deeper into the world of disability which he believes is a world where 'disability' and 'ability' come together,a world where there is no difference in 'different'. Through this insight he shaped a vision, and along with a string of synchronicities The Kaleidescope Group was born -- an organisation where every disabled person is given a fair opportunity to realise their full potential and find purpose.
Join us for a special gathering on Tuesday November 30th, with Hardeep where he will share about his inspiring personal story, his insights and learnings on creating a world of opportunity.
The plan for the evening is as follows...
More about Hardeep Rai…
Through his son Eshan, Hardeep has realised new perspectives – in this illuminating blog titled Disability: Bad luck...or Good Fortune?
…“So, from my personal perspective, being disabled may on the outside of it, seem like 'bad luck' to some people, but if you dig beneath the surface, you will find there are some treasures of 'good fortune' tucked away. It's just a matter of having the right perspective and looking past what initially meets the eye”.
His labour of love, Kaleidescope Group provides a platform for people with disabilities, physical as well as hidden, to start their own business, discover their career path as well as discover their talents.
We are honoured to have Hardeep at this virtual Awakin Circle, and very much look forward to seeing you there.