Why Am I Even Alive? | Muniba Mazari Speech | Inspiring Women of Goalcast

– I was 18 years old when I got married. I belong to a very conservative family, a Baloch family, where good daughters never
say no to their parents. My father wanted me to get married, and all I said was, “If
that makes you happy, “I will say yes.” And of course, it was
never a happy marriage. Just about after two
years of getting married, about nine years ago,
I made a car accident. Somehow, my husband fell asleep, and the car fell in the ditch. He managed to jump out, saved himself. I’m happy for him. But I stayed inside the car, and I sustained a lot of injuries. The list is a bit long. The radius and ulna of my
right arm were fractured, the wrist was fractured, shoulder bone and collar
bone were fractured, my whole ribcage got fractured. But that whole injury that changed me and my life completely
was the spine injury. Many people came to
rescue, that gave me CPR, that dragged me out of the car, and while they were dragging me out, I got the complete
transaction of my spinal cord. Those two and a half months
in the hospital were dreadful. I was at the verge of despair. One day, a doctor came
came to me and he said, “Well, I heard that you
wanted to be an artist, “but you ended up being a housewife. “I have bad news for you. “You won’t be able to paint again.” The next day, the doctor
came to me and said, “Your spine injury is so bad “you won’t be able to walk again.” I took a deep breath, and
I said, “It’s all right.” The next day, the doctor
came to me and said, “Because of your spine injury “and the fixation that
you have in your back, “you won’t be able to give
birth to a child again.” That day, I was devastated. I started to question my existence. Why am I even alive? So what kept me going was,
one day I asked my brothers, “I know I have a deformed hand, “but I’m tired of looking
at these white walls “in the hospital, and
wearing these white scrubs. “Bring me some colors,
bring me some small canvas. “I want to paint.” So the very first painting
I made was on my deathbed, where I painted for the very first time. What an amazing therapy it was. Without uttering a single word, I could paint my heart out. I could share my story. People used to come and
say, “What lovely painting. “So much color!” Nobody could see the grief in it. Only I could. And that day, I decided that I’m going to live life for myself. I am not going to be that
perfect person for someone. I am just going to take this moment, and I will make it perfect for myself, and I’m going to fight my fears. So, I wrote down, one
by one, all those fears, and I decided that I’m going
to overcome those fears one at a time. You know what was my biggest fear? Divorce. But the day I decided that
this is nothing but my fear, I liberated myself by setting him free, and I made myself emotionally so strong that the day I got the news
that he’s getting married, I sent him a text that
I’m so happy for you, and I wish you all the best. And he knows that I pray for him today. Number two was I won’t be
able to be a mother again, and that was quite devastating for me. But then I realized, there are so many children in the world. All they want is acceptance. So there is no point of crying, just go and adopt one,
and that’s what I did. (cheering) I gave my name in different organizations, different orphanages,
and I waited patiently. Two years later, I got this call from a very small city in Pakistan. I got a call and they said,
“Are you Muniba Mazari? “There is a baby boy, and
would you like to adopt?” I could literally feel the labor pains. Yes, yes, I am going to adopt him! I am coming to take him home. And that day, Neal was two days old, and today he’s six. You know when you end up
being on the wheelchair, what’s the most painful thing? People think that they will not be accepted by other people, because we, in the world of
perfect people, are imperfect. So I decided to appear more in public. I started to paint. I have done a lot of modeling campaigns. I decided that I’m going to join the national TV of Pakistan
as an anchor person. I became the National
Global Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women Pakistan, and now I speak for the
rights of women and children. I was featured in BBC 100 Women for 2015. I’m one of the Forbes
30 Under 30 for 2016. So, when you accept
yourself the way you are, the world recognizes you. It all starts from within. We have this amazing fantasy about life. This is how things should work. This is my plan, it
should go as per my plan. If that doesn’t happen, we give up. I never wanted to be on the wheelchair, never thought of being on the wheelchair. This life is a test and a trail, and the tests are never
supposed to be easy, so when you’re expecting ease from life, and life gives you lemons,
then you make the lemonade, and then do not blame life for that. It is okay to be scared,
it is okay to cry. Everything is okay, but giving
up should not be an option. They always say that
failure is not an option. Failure should be an option, because when you fail, you get up, and then you fail, and then you get up, and that keeps you going. Embrace each and every
breath that you are taking, celebrate your life, live it. Don’t die before your death. Real happiness lies in gratitude, so be grateful, be alive,
and live every moment!

100 thoughts on “Why Am I Even Alive? | Muniba Mazari Speech | Inspiring Women of Goalcast

  1. God has been gracious to you for having another chance at enjoying the beauty of life He has given you. 🤗 So glad that you have delighted in all these things during times of struggle, but happiness can always be snatched away by anything, anyone and at anytime. Take this time to plan ahead, rather then the "here and now"….find true meaning and truth, not just temporary happiness.❤ What you need is Joy…the Joy that will continue strong in hard times as well. That Joy is only found in Yeahua. Who's name means Salvation!⚘

    ⚘Blessings to you and your loving son!⚘

  2. اس منیبہ مزاری کو پروموٹ کرنے اور ابھارنے والے صرف یہودی زائنسٹ ہیں
    مگر یقین کوئی نہیں کرے گا
    کیونکہ حقیقت بعض اوقات وہ نہیں ہوتی جو بتائی جائے

  3. I donot know what to say as it all happened in front of my eyes. I used to eat in this couple's house almost everyday as her x husband was my best friend and she was like a sister to me . She used to cook food and her husband used to feed me. What a lovely couple they were . I cannot believe all this happened …..i feel so sorry for both of them. I dont know whether they are going to read my comment in september 2019 but i must say …..i miss u guys. God bless you. May you prosper in your lives . Stay blessed and happy in every phase of life.

  4. Mashaa Allah this is so inspirational! Her husband got her into that car accident then he escaped without saving her and leaving her in a wheelchair for her whole life, she still forgave him and let him go. This is something that I’m not sure if I’m able to become like this

  5. It is not the doctor that will decide if you will get pregnant again or not.. its God who will help you get pregnant.. its God who will send a miracle into your womb that will leave the Doctors Speechless.. 😘😍
    Remember.. Doctors can cure diseases.. But only God Can HEAL us🙏😊😊

  6. Pakistan needs to stop illegally occupying and killing and raping innocents in Baluchistan.

    I saw many Free Baluchistan campaigns in Geneva, Switzerland to learn enough about the atrocities they have to go through everyday.
    My prayers are with them 🙏🏻

  7. When she said that the doctor said she couldn't give birth to children anymore I really felt for her. In my future I want to have kids and if I heard that kind of news I would've broke down. I feel for this women. Shes awesome

  8. Hats off to you ma'am…..

    Ye dislikers kaun hain yaar ….kaha paye jate hai aise log …unbelievable..

  9. I wish you really be such a lady which you are pretending to be. your husbnd was an officer and really supportive never left you in such a terrible situation. lol you paid greedy lady.

  10. So sweet you are Mazari ….do you know the way you living life is only way to be happy in life. Keep it up …. try to get others around you to follow you. May God bless you with lots of love and good health …

  11. I am so sorry for you . You were not happy he was happy , you are still not happy, he is still happy.Always think about how to keep happy others it will return to you.i mean happyness

  12. Superb….
    Thnx for this motivational reality based speech……
    And hence you proved that, a lady can do anything.. anything… Anything for their existence, for their deams….
    And this is really a good point that you shown, for every girl that they have to do anything for their own life…. And they can do….
    So believe in your self…🙏

  13. She is a liar, telling a fake story guys.. go search with the title of "Muniba Mazari Fake"
    And you will find her lies…

  14. U r great mam ..ur inspiration person all women in the world. .u r mind and heart so strong. .

  15. She is one of the courageous beauty…i love u muniba majari mam lov u so much.i ve' got a lots of insipiration from u bcz i m facing to much problems in life…bt today i m to much strong from my heart and soul…

  16. Your are very blessed women in the world bz u got God's presence in your life 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

  17. Bhot bahadur larki ha jo itni himmat ha jo apne ghar walon ko or husband ko duniya k samne zaleel kar rai ha bhot bahaduri ha . i hate u

  18. How can some persons hit dislike these videos… Just think about these incredible inspirational videos will turn Ur life as …… Ur wish

  19. If her father hadn’t told her to get married she wouldn’t have become the person she is today. There’s always meaning behind what Allah does.

  20. Strong woman although its very tough to practice. "Don't die before your death" . Lovely sentence. ALLAH pak bless you forever and ever and ever.

  21. I haven't a situation like that, no, but this video made me cry. This woman is amazing, she has many important things to say. More persons more people should see it.

  22. A very strong eloquent lady. May Allah bless. Because of good people like her, change is coming slowly but surely. Keep up the good work.

  23. Its a choice of women how she wants to live a life, but their luck isn't in their hands so what should we do? Be strong in your place whatever you are be kind to your self

  24. Am dead in life , after watching this video still some hope in my life😔
    Life teaches a lot when we stop at struck at some point

  25. What happened in that car , it crashed ? Never disturb a driving man ! …hope i dont get backlash ..

  26. Struggling with pain , doesn't mean showing weakness , its show courage, strength and inspiration like muniba mazari.👍

  27. Watch this video in Spanish over at Goalcast Español! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJkR6gxToxY

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