SE01 E02 Atish Ram

Suing McDonald’s & Surviving Covid-19: Turning Adversity into Meaning & Purpose

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In our second episode, actor, producer and filmmaker Atish Ram, chats with Dr. Joti about his 54 day hospital stay in the ICU with COVID-19; the cruel acts of racism he faced as a young immigrant child; initiating a three year lawsuit against his employer due to the discrimination he faced; and how his passion for philanthropy grew out of his own experiences with having a child with a chronic health condition.

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About Atish

Atish Ram is a well known and respected local actor, producer and filmmaker. He’s been cast in classics such as MacGyver, Wiseguy, Neon Rider and Mission Impossible 4 and has appeared in numerous national commercials. Atish is also the creator, producer and director of Zindagi, a weekly magazine show on Shaw multicultural channel, that is still running 25 years after its launch.

He produced and was the overall visionary heart and host of the annual a world of smiles telethon in support of BC Children’s Hospital, which ran for 15 years and raised over two and a half million dollars, and was born out of his own experiences as a parent of a child with a rare health condition. 24 Years later, Atish continues to fundraise for BC Children’s Hospital. 

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