Janine Shepherd: How Can We Redefine Ourselves After A Tragedy?
Part 1 of theTED Radio Hour episode The Person You Become.
About Janine Shepherd's TED Talk
Janine "the machine" Shepherd was a cross-country skier bound for Olympic greatness, when an accident left her paralyzed. She describes her struggle to redefine her identity beyond being an athlete.
About Janine Shepherd
Shepherd had been an aspiring Olympic cross-country skier. She was nearly killed when she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. Paralyzed and immobile for six months, she was given a grim picture for recovery.
Not only did she teach herself to walk again — she learned to fly — becoming an aerobatics pilot.
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