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Choosing Light: When an Earthquake Buried Me and My Family for 5 Days I Learned to Fully Live Paperback – January 23, 2017
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About the Author
Also known as Miracle Boy, Viral Dalal(pronounced “We-rull” “D-lal”), 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.
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The event very well narrated.Amazing journey well captured.It’s a heart touching story of yours and wonder where you got all the energy and strength to deal with your ordeals.
Choosing light- this is the best gift to your kids. When they read this they would know that they don’t have to look for inspiration else where as their biggest hero is their dad! You are an example for courage, love, perseverance and simply’Life’. The path in which you have walked is a mountain of motivation and spirit for them.
I enjoyed the book. While it was sad to see what you went through, the narrative was very Catchy and I never felt bored at any instance.
I’m glad you shared your story as millions of people like me can draw inspiration from It. I’m sure it was not an easy thing to get a book out. I understand it is the effort of many many years to put your thoughts together and present it in a way readers can appreciate. You have done a marvelous job and certainly there is an author in you. I would look forward for your upcoming works.
May god bless you always and let that spirit of life always stay with you.
I strongly recommend this book.
The book starts with explaining Viral's education and his awesome story of growing up with such a loving, caring family. His dad is a little standofish but you can see his love and compassion that he holds in. Viral returns to India to visit with family from New Jersey and for his brother's birthday party.
Not long after the family arrived at an apartment to stay in before the celebration, a earthquake strikes and a big one 7.7 shakes the town. Viral finds himself buried by the rubble and very little room to move around. He spends several days awaiting rescue, has bad thoughts, drinks his own urine and overall just tries to survive. He blames God and almost looses his faith. I myself don't know how I could survive if I lost my whole family but he didn't know that at the time.
This is an incredible story of survival and determination to stay alive and to keep going in life when all is taken away.
I recommend this book. It may however, leave you in tears.
Thank you Good Reads Team for this book to review.
by Viral Dalal is a story of strength, and learning form a horrible incident. THE author and his family were trapped in the rubble of the high rise building where they were staying after a 7.7 earthquake. Being buried for 5 days made Viral Dala thinking about what is important in life. He came out of the whole process strong and learning that he was stronger than he thought. HIs story is a reminder that things especially life can change in a second. It is well written.
I received a copy thru a Goodreads Giveaway.