ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Making the impossible possible

Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection
Worldwide Paralympic Partner

Paralympian experience hosted by Shahrad

60 mins, Hosted in English
Join online
Meet your Host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

In this Experience, I share with guests lessons on how to keep chasing your dreams no matter what, and why moments of despair can actually represent opportunities for change and success. I’ll help you understand why, especially in those times, taking risks is so important. I want you to go for the thing that has a 1% chance of working out, not the thing that has a 99% chance of working out.

Throughout our session, I’ll tell you my life story. I’ll give you first-hand examples of perseverance, and I’ll show you how I never stopped pursuing my dreams. I faced many challenges in my life, and at one point, was even told to give up on my career as a professional athlete when I was only 24, but I refused to listen, and I’m so glad I chose to keep fighting for my dreams instead, leaving everything I knew and found comfort in behind me as I did so.

I learned so much along the way, and it helped me get to where I am today: an Olympian on his way to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. I want to share those lessons with you and what my journey to the Games looked like, but I also want to hear firsthand about the dreams and hopes you have for yourself and the challenges you’re struggling with along the way so that we can talk about how you can overcome them!


So, Join me for this experience, and let us learn from each other!
In this Experience, I share with guests lessons on how to keep chasing your dreams no matter what, and why moments of despair can actually represent opportunities for change and success. I’ll help you understand why, especially in those times, taking risks is so important. I want you to go for the thing that has a 1% chance of working out, not the thing that has a 99% chance of working out.

Throughout our session, I’ll tell you my lif…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Shahrad can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at ₹9,205.

Meet your host, Shahrad

Paralympian · Refugee Paralympic Team · Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 5 Reviews
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Hi, I’m Shahrad and I’m originally from Iran (born and raised). Due to some circumstances I had to leave my country and went to the US. At first, it felt new, I struggled with feeling like I belonged and realized I had to fight harder than ever for the simplest things, like a place to train, to work, not to mention all the other needs and difficulties in my personal life.

Despite these obstacles and the total absence of support, I was able to win first place in the US National Trials. Then, after only eight months of having been in the US, I was selected to join the Independent Paralympic Athletes Team at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. With no one to assist me, I ranked first place in the US National Trials.

Today I am proud to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Games and I look forward to discovering just how far perseverance can take me
Hi, I’m Shahrad and I’m originally from Iran (born and raised). Due to some circumstances I had to leave my country and went to the US. At first, it felt new, I struggled with feeling like I belonged and realized I had to fight harder than ever for the simplest things, like a place to train, to work, not to mention all the other needs and difficulties in my personal life.

Despite these obstacles and the total absence of support, I was able to win first place in the US National Trials.…
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Rated 4.80 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Koushik
January 2021
Great story. After the event you will come back and reflect on your effort your putting into your goals and what is possible and not possible.
Peter
July 2020
This was a very eye opening story for me. I enjoyed learning about how he overcame the many obstacles on his path. Definitely some good takeaways that I can apply in my life. He's very personable and a genuine person; I feel quite lucky for the chance to meet him!
Katharine
July 2020
This was a wonderful Experience. Shahrad's personal story is incredibly inspiring, and he tells it with grace and humor in a way that makes it easy to feel connected across zoom. He is truly an amazing person. Highly recommend!
Jenna
July 2020
It was an honor to hear Shahrad's story. He was incredibly welcoming and shared an important sense of perspective.
Jamie
July 2020
What an inspiring story of perseverance! Thank you, Shahrad! Will be cheering you on for Tokyo.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.