Why You Should Include the Adaptively Abled | #HighFivesAthlete Meredith Koch | TEDxNewport
THE DAY BEFORE MEREDITH’S 25TH BIRTHDAY SHE WAS HELPING FRIENDS MOVE AN UPRIGHT PIANO OUT OF THE BACK OF A PICK-UP TRUCK. AS IT WAS COMING OUT OF THE TRUCK, IT TIPPED OVER AND LANDED ON HER BACK. THE IMPACT FRACTURED MEREDITH’S STERNUM AND SHATTERED HER L1 VERTEBRAE. AFTER AN 8-HOUR SURGERY TO PUT MEREDITH’S SPINE BACK TOGETHER AGAIN, SHE WOKE UP IN THE SURGICAL ICU PARALYZED FROM THE WAIST DOWN.
Listen and be inspired by her TEDx talk!
I am very proud of this talk and I've had lots of positive feedback on it. I would say it's one of my biggest accomplishments thus far in my recovery and so much of it is focused on how great adaptive sports are.
#HighFivesAthlete Meredith Koch