Janine Shepherd:
A broken body isn't a broken person

TEDxKC · 18:57 · Filmed Oct 2012
1,173,390 Total views
Your impact
Share this talk and
track your influence!

Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal — until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar.

Athlete Janine Shepherd was rendered a partial paraplegic when she was hit by a truck during an Olympic training bike ride. Doctors didn't expect her to recover. But she not only learned to walk again — she learned to fly. Full bio
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxKC, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.



Enthusiastically agree? Respectfully beg to differ? Have your say here.

2000 characters remaining
Don't have an account? Sign up now — it's fast and free.
Sort comments by
There are currently no comments for this talk.