Nominated | Book Awards 2021 | English Non-fiction
On the fateful day of 22 March 2016, Nidhi Chaphekar, a cabin crew manager, was assigned a flight from Brussels to Newark. One of the most shocking terror attacks took place at the Brussels airport the same day, killing around thirty-two people and injuring over three hundred. Nidhi was gravely injured, and her photograph, taken minutes after the blast, became the face of the terror attack.
Navigating through Nidhi’s life and career as a flight attendant, this heart-wrenching story opens with the horrific incident that shook the lives of all those caught in its vortex. The aftermath of intense trauma and rigorous medical treatment sees Nidhi emerging as a real-life superhero. She survived despite sustaining more than twenty percent burns, multiple fractures, crushed bones, ruptured eardrums and being in a state of induced coma for twenty-three days.
Narrated in the form of a daily journal, painstakingly penned by her, this true story of grit and willpower will reach out to millions of people across the globe with its enduring message of positivity and the infinite ability of the human spirit to triumph against all odds.
A shining emblem of hope, faith and a never-say-die spirit, Nidhi infuses everyone who crosses her path with a deeply inspiring attitude and capacity for courage. A TEDx speaker, motivator and change evangelist, her story will leave you breathless and supercharged at once.