Can you tell from a first look that the gentleman in the wheel chair is blind, paralysed and much more?
WE had a great time at the Diversity Ball last April 2013 but you need to hear his story and am sure you would be inspired too and maybe moved to tears like I was when I watched his movie titled Breathing Under the Water.
Here is an extract of his story:
“As a young man Nils Jent nearly loses his life in a serious motorcycle accident. It is a medical miracle that he survived at all. When he wakes up, he is completely paralyzed, blind and incapable of speaking. His intelligence is the only thing that has remained intact. Only with the help of his eyelids can he make contact with the environment.
Tirelessly Nils fights against internal and external resistors and leaps back to life.
Thanks to his will and the unconditional support and love of his parents they all move slowly closer to Nils’ goals. He brings his hard work and fortitude to realization after obtaining a PHD. Dr. Nils Jent now teaches in the area of diversity management at the University of St. Gallen.
A big attraction now is the newly minted professor and director of applied research at the Center for Disability and Integration of the University of St. Gallen. He works tirelessly for the benefit of all people in the society with a disability.”
I am lost in awe of this miracle, this determination, this drive, this fortitude, this story, this inspiration.
What is your take on this oh you gentle followers of mine?