Beyond Adversity

Enjoying Life After Adversity

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I See Something In You

2014-1218 VisionAlthough the following video does not mention cancer, brain injury, ataxia, stroke, seizure, vision challenges, hearing loss, disability, or any specific adverse situation, the speaker, Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, shares a valuable message and delivers it in a memorable way. The message may change the way we see adversity. Hettiarachchi is the World Champion of Public Speaking as determined by Toastmasters International.


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Thank you to  Dananjaya Hettiarachchi for sharing his speech; Toastmasters International for providing the platform on which Hettiarachchi shared his wisdom; George Day (Toastmasters Division D Webmaster) for encouraging me to research the topic which led to my finding this video; Vicky Schroeder for introducing me to George Day; YouTube for hosting the video; and all the other people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, video, and text I used in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.