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Janine had the pleasure of speaking at TEDx Kansas on the 28th August. If you were there, leave a comment on the blog post "Inside my dressing room at TEDxKC" and tell us what you thought of this great sell-out event.
Janine Shepherd’s story reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie. A champion cross-country skier in training for the Winter Olympics, her life was irrevocably altered when she was hit by a truck on a bike ride. Doctors warned her parents that she was not expected to survive her extensive injuries and even if she recovered, she would never walk again. Janine’s hopes of being an elite sportsperson were gone. But Janine refused to believe what medical staff were telling her and instead she focused every sinew of her being on healing her broken body and crushed morale. After spinal surgery and months in the hospital, she returned home in a wheelchair.
Struggling to come to terms with her shattered Olympic dreams, and wondering what life could now offer, Janine’s fighting spirit was rekindled watching small planes flying overhead. At that moment she said to herself, “If I can’t walk, I’ll fly.” And fly she did. Janine’s miraculous recovery and subsequent achievements are a testament to the power of the human spirit. and one that will move and inspire all who hear it.
Today, Janine Shepherd is a best-selling author and internationally renowned speaker who travels extensively in Australia and all over the world sharing her story with others.
Since my TEDx talk was featured on the main TED site, I have received so many wonderful and inspiring emails. From the Himalayas, to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and a small village in the middle...
JANINESHEPHERD YOU ARE NOT YOUR BODY We often define ourselves by things that are ‘outside’ us: relationships, work, family — even our own bodies. But what would it mean to have your life dramatically...
I arrived home last week from the USA where I was speaking at my first TED event…TEDxKC. It was an absolutely awesome experience and I feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to...
I recently filmed a short video for my application to speak at the National TED conference in California in 2013. I have called my talk, “I am not my body” and if selected for...