Jared Hill: How I leapt from a responsible “no” to an impassioned “yes”

About this talk: UPS Pilot Jared Hill and his wife had a dream to help families in Uganda – but it seemed downright foolish. After all, Hill had a good job, house expenses and three children, including one with special needs who was just starting to flourish in his new school. For Hill, like so many people, “no” was the obvious and easy answer, while “yes” seemed silly and deeply irresponsible. But Hill and his wife couldn’t ignore the pull. He explains how they made the leap, and reveals the unexpected gifts that accompanied their denial of comfort and embrace of the unknown.

About this speaker

Jared Hill is a 1998 graduate of Purdue University with a BS in aviation technology. He currently flies the MD-11 for UPS, for which he received the “Aircrew of the Year” award in 2014. But outside of work, his passions lie with a group of orphans at Restoration Gateway in Northern Uganda, where he recently taught math to grades three through six and now sits on their Board of Directors. Jared currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife and their three children.

About this event

TED@UPS was a TED-curated event featuring a diverse group of speakers from across the UPS community. Jointly produced by TED and UPS, the event put a spotlight on ideas, projects and insights that will contribute to the importance of pushing forward through obstacles.
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