On January 31st, 2017, at the age of 47, Sameer suffered an extremely rare catastrophic hemorrhagic stroke in his cerebellum, underwent two brain surgeries, and spent a month in a medically induced coma. Not just his life-changing debilitating illness, later on, he had to quit working, and on top of that, he also went through a divorce. He is extremely grateful and thankful to the Universe that he survived and he promises the Universe that he is going to make the most of the fact that he is alive.
Sameer is on a unique journey of life, a journey complete with excellent highs and heart-wrenching lows. He is a true fighter, excellent writer and a motivational speaker and thus, written an inspirational book titled “One Fine Day” a unique story of resilience and hope in facing the new normal. It is a transformative memoir about his illness and experiences dealing with adversity and how he came back from the brink of hopelessness/death with the help of a diverse community of friends, caregivers, colleagues and other people around him in his adopted country (USA) and his country of birth (India) besides his family.
Sameer’s mission starting with his book is to help and guide people worldwide on how one can prepare for and embrace their new normal whatever it is for them with positivity, grace and gratitude.
Journey In Photos
Born in Pune, brought up in Mumbai, India, and graduated with an accounting undergraduate degree in 1989 from the University of Mumbai
Moved to the USA in 1990, completed a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Lynchburg, Virginia
In 1993, completed MBA from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa
Worked for 24 years in different roles in management, technology consulting, and knowledge management and sales at Ernst & Young, Kana, Ellucian, WilmerHale LLP, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), 3Pillar Global, and Grant Thornton LLP.
In January 2017, at the age of 47 suffered a devastating hemorrhagic stroke that led to two brain surgeries and a month in a medically induced coma.
Inova Fairfax hospital ICU
Inova Mt Vernon Hospital -Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Post Operative care and rehab - undertook physical, occupational and speech therapy
Home (Dunn Loring, Virginia, USA). Continued rehab at home and at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia, USA
Nimba Nature Cure - Continued with rehab and added eastern holistic treatments and practices such as yoga, meditation, vegetarian diet, acupuncture, energy healing and ayurvedic massages
(Offshore 1.0 Rehab)
JANUARY - MAY (Offshore 2.0 Rehab)
Mumbai, India. Continued rehab - Added aqua therapy and osteopathic treatments
Vienna, Virginia, USA.
Personal and family life changed, had to quit working, went through a divorce and moved to an apartment. Continued rehab - added vestibular and vision therapy along with CBD Oil
for medicinal purposes
(Offshore 3.0 Rehab)
Continued to face my ever-changing new normal - this time had a massive rotator cuff tear in my good arm and surgery was the only option.
Over the past 3.5 years a thankful recipient of help and support from a diverse group of friends, colleagues, caregivers and well-wishers from all walks of life in the United States and India
All set to launch a motivational book based on a real-life roller-coaster journey titled “One Fine Day” on accepting life’s changes no matter what they are and embracing the new normal with positivity, grace and gratitude.