The couple rejected the luxury and became doctors
The husband and wife, who worked as investment bankers, abandoned the luxury lifestyle after their child was born dead. The couple decided to retrain for general practitioners when they realized that before life was empty and meaningless.
Working as investment bankers, Dipali Sharp and her husband Christian led a posh lifestyle that many can only dream of. The couple dined every evening in restaurants, went to Porsche, and traveled exclusively first class. But their world reeled when their first child was born dead. Dipali and Christian were inspired by the help they received at that moment and decided to refuse to work, and used their savings to study for doctors.
Now they finally got the qualification of general practitioners. And although Dipali and Christian have abandoned designer clothes and chic restaurants, they claim that they are happy like never before.“Before the tragedy happened to our son, I calmed down with the help of shopping. But losing a child helped me understand how empty my life was. Now my past seems like a dream to me, ”says Dipali, 44.
Dipali first became pregnant in 2002, and until then her life was easy and carefree.
“Then I only cared about one thing: what to buy - Prada, Gucci or Nicole Farhi? One day, Christian doubted which bag I should buy, and eventually bought five, each of which cost more than $ 500. ”
At first, the pregnancy was good, but after 20 weeks their heart was diagnosed with their son. In the sixth month, the baby was born dead. “Suddenly our life seemed empty,” said Dipali. To fill this void, Christian began helping in the hospice evenings, and Dipali volunteered for the HIV unit at Westminster Hospital. “We were both impressed with the doctors who took care of me during our entire trial,” said Dipali.
The woman became increasingly interested in medicine. One day, one of the doctors told her that she herself should try to become a doctor. The husband supported this idea, and Dipali entered the University of Nottingham.By that time, the couple already had a second child, Sachin, whom Dipali even breastfed during the entrance exam. His wife's enthusiasm inspired Christian, and a year later he also quit his job and began to study as a doctor.
Two years later, the couple had a daughter, Ambika. “We both moved to Nottingham with the money accumulated from a previous job to learn from doctors. The only thing left from our past life is our Porsche, ”shared Dipali.
The training was difficult for the spouses, but they were able to qualify. Now they have moved to Glasgow with two children, who are already 11 and 13 years old. Reflecting on how their family’s life changed, Dipali said:
“Now I buy groceries in supermarkets, and things in regular stores. First class, we now do not fly, and travel only by voucher. But we are happy and satisfied with our lives. We are so lucky that we understand what it means to have a lot of money. Because we know for sure that happiness is not in money. We feel richer than ever. ”