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A broken body isn't a broken person - TEDx Talk by Janine Shepherd

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"A broken body isn't a broken person" is a famous talk at TEDx Kansas City by Janine Shepherd. She narrates her personal experience as to how she overcame her physical disabilities to become a commercial pilot.

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A broken body isn't a broken person - TEDx Talk by Janine Shepherd

  1. 1. “A Broken Body Isn’t a Broken Person” Janine Shepherd
  2. 2. One of the Most Inspirational TED TALKS
  3. 3. About the Speaker • Janine Lee Shepherd, is an Australian pilot and former cross-country skier • Has written 5 books about her experiences • Her talk at TEDx received over 1 million views
  4. 4. The Story…. Janine Shepherd, as a cross- country skier and member of the Australian Ski Team was headed towards the Winter Olympics.
  5. 5. As a part of her training regime, she went Cycling on the Blue Mountains, West of Sydney.
  6. 6. While Cycling, she meets a horrible accident and incur life threatening injuries. 5 Broken Ribs and a massive Blood loss. Blood pressure was 40 over nothing.
  7. 7. Although she escaped death, but she got confined to a Wheelchair. She was paralyzed from the waist down. “The Body was Broken”
  8. 8. Doctors told her that she’ll have internal injuries for the rest of her life and if she ever manage to walk again it will be Clippers & a Walking Frame.
  9. 9. However, instead of getting depressed, she thought: “If I cannot walk, I will FLY”
  10. 10. She decided to be to be a Pilot and started training rigorously for it.
  11. 11. Within an year, she gained Commercial Pilot License and became a trained Aerobatics flying instructor.
  12. 12. • She became the first female director of Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Australia • Torchbearer for 2000 Summer Paralympics at Sydney • Received ‘Outstanding Person of the World Award’ in 1998 What she is today..
  13. 13. The Message Your Body might be limited, but your Spirit should be Unstoppable.
  14. 14. The Message The only disability in life is Bad Attitude.
  15. 15. The Message Fear is the biggest disability in life and will paralyze you more than you being in a Wheelchair.
  16. 16. The Message “I know that I am not my body and I also know that you’re not yours.” Janine Shepherd
  17. 17. Some other examples Oscar Pistorius The first amputee to win an able-bodied world track medal at 2011 World Championship
  18. 18. Stephen Hawking One of the world’s most renowned scientist has a motor neuron disease.
  19. 19. Mark Wellman Inspite of being paralyzed, he is an accomplished mountain climber.
  20. 20. Live
  21. 21. Laugh
  22. 22. Play
  23. 23. … because a Broken Body isn’t a Broken Person !!
  24. 24. THANK YOU !!
  25. 25. Please watch this video at the following URL: _person?language=en
  26. 26. These slides have been created by Akshat Goenka, IIM Lucknow, as part of a MBA course "Personal Branding" (www.MBASkills.IN) taught by Prof. Sameer Mathur.
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