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Ed Gavagan:
A story about knots and surgeons

TEDMED 2012 · 12:21 · Filmed Apr 2012
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Ed Gavagan: A story about knots and surgeons
12:21 · Filmed April 2012 at TEDMED 2012 · Subtitles available in 25 languages

One day, Ed Gavagan was sitting on the subway, watching two young med students practicing their knots. And a powerful memory washed over him — of one shocking moment that changed his life forever. An unforgettable story of crime, skill and gratitude.

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Ed Gavagan was walking down the street in downtown Manhattan when he was the victim of a gang assignment to kill a random stranger. He lives to tell the amazing story. Full bio
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