Mining for Gold

After experiencing a disfiguring / near death experience as a 9 year old child, John shares how he discovered the gold within us all. 

https://youtu.be/nCf8r8cFSy8

The allegory that he shares exemplifies how the human spirit can overcome huge odds to become whole and healthy. Inspirational story about resilience and journey from a traumatic moment as a child.

In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given one percent chance to live.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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