When an Earthquake Buried Me and My Family for 5 Days, I Learned to Fully Live
by Viral Dalal
Pub Date 23 Jan 2017
Trapped, his family missing – how can ancient wisdom tell him how to survive? This powerful, true-life drama shows us how to triumph over every darkness. Home in India on holiday, Viral Dalal is vacationing with his family when a 7.7 magnitude earthquake—one of the most ferocious in history—collapses the high-rise building where, just the night before, he had celebrated being together with his family. Now, buried under tons of rubble, in total darkness, without food, water, light, or the ability to even move—and with the ceiling hanging precariously just inches above his head—all Viral wants is to find his family. The cement box he is trapped in, however, will not yield – and hours crawl by. Then a full day, and another, and another… Is anyone even looking for him? Or is he buried alive? Forgotten? What would you do, trapped in such a predicament? What is going to help him now? This bold, challenging, breathtaking tale of courage reveals the source of willpower that drove a man who would not give up. What he learned, we can all learn - about ourselves, and about life. In every life, there is a source of strength. Do you know yours? What Viral learned by going to his sources of inner strength can change your perspective on living. It can empower you to face anything… once you, too, know how to choose light. A shining, inspirational story you will not be able to put down… or ever forget.
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About the Author:
Also known as Miracle Boy, Viral Dalal, an information technology specialist, an ardent photographer, and a car enthusiast, loves to chase the winds on his motorcycle on a beautiful day. Although he is known for his wit and ability to inspire others, his favorite activities at the moment happen to be bringing out shouts of laughter from his children and playing hide-and-seek with them. “I wish people could see life from my perspective, once,” he often says. Viral earned his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, and works in the field of information and technology. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region.