Seven Inspiring Stories Of People Overcoming Serious Injuries (TED Blog)

The Olympic dreams of cross-country skier Janine Shepherd were dashed when she broke her back and neck after being hit by a truck during a bike ride. Although doctors expected her to end up partially paralyzed, today she walks and flies airplanes. In her TED talk, she describes how at during recovery she realized she was free to fashion new dreams for her life. TED has compiled the stories of six other speakers who describe their stories of recovery and new insights gleaned from their experiences.

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