TED Talk Thursdays – Roger Ebert: Remaking my voice

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery of them from www.ted.com:

“TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

This week’s talk is one of courage and inspiration. It’s one of those stories that makes you ask, “what, really, do I have to complain about in my life?” and marvel at the courage and adaptability of other humans.

According to www.ted.com:

“When film critic Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw to cancer, he lost the ability to eat and speak. But he did not lose his voice. In a moving talk from TED2011, Ebert and his wife, Chaz, with friends Dean Ornish and John Hunter, come together to tell his remarkable story.

When (he) lost his voice, he found another on Twitter and his blog, where he writes about creativity, race, politics and culture — and as brilliantly as ever about film.”

Be prepared to be inspired!

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