Victoria Arlen: Face It. Embrace It. Defy It. Conquer It | TEDxAmoskeagMillyard

Victoria Arlen: Face It. Embrace It. Defy It. Conquer It | TEDxAmoskeagMillyard

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Paralympic gold medalist Victoria Arlen has come a long way from her 3-year coma, which kept her fighting for her life unable to communicate with her family. In this talk, Victoria talks about determination, revival and relearning the basics of human existence. TEDxAmoskeagMillyard 2013 was hosted by Southern New Hampshire University on November 2, 2013. The theme was MINDSET, the mental attitudes that impact our choices and actions, ultimately influencing our results. From conquering fear to changing perspectives, we explored the many ways outlook, emotions, and beliefs affect our mindset. We also investigated how the mindset we cultivate shapes our path, impacts our organizations, and has the potential to transform our communities. Learn more: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

ESPN On-Air Personality, Paralympic Gold Medalist, & World Record Holder

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Victoria was 11 years old when she came down with a rare viral disease, Transverse Myelitis, with which she battled for five years including four years in a vegetative coma. The disease left her without the use of her legs for nearly a decade. A lifelong swimmer and athlete, Victoria never gave up her childhood dream of competing in the Olympics Games. In June of 2010 she returned to the pool for the first time since her illness and in the spring of 2012 she qualified for the London Paralympic Games in four events. There she won a Gold Medal, and three Silver Medals. Despite missing five years of school during her illness, Victoria graduated on-time with her triplet brothers, from Exeter High School (New Hampshire) in June of 2013. Victoria is now an on-air TV personality with ESPN reporting for numerous programs including X-Games, Invictus Games, The ESPY Awards, espnW, Frozen Four, Special Olympics World Games and Sportscenter.