Adaptive Advancement: Grant Korgan to Speak at TEDx Conference at UNR

Adaptive Advancement: Grant Korgan to Speak at TEDx Conference at UNR

On Friday, January 25, 2013 Winter Empowerment Athlete, Grant Korgan will be a featured speaker at the UNR TEDx Event.

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After sustaining a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down, world-class adventurer, nonoscientist, and professional athlete, Grant Korgan who had never shied away from a challenge refused to balk at his new reality because he still had a mission in store. Ten years prior, when his best friend and climbing partner passed away in an avalanche, his parents entrusted Korgan with their sons equipment, entreating him to continue climbing on lifes skinny branches. Spurred by his commitment to a friend, an overwhelming sense of self-belief, and armed with the unconditional love and support of his soul mate and wife Shawna, Korgan decided right from the start he would overcome. By doing the hard work and tirelessly visualizing his progression, he found the strength to rise and reclaim his active lifestyle by becoming the first spinal cord-injured athlete in history to ski 80 miles to Antarcticas South Pole. Today, he is the emerging face of spinal cord recovery and heralds his message of choosing positivity through adversity so that we may all climb a mountain for someone we love.

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