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Professional Speaker, Motivational Speaker, Business Speaker, After Dinner Speaker. PRESS CONFERENCE: Russell Brand on recovery from addictio... Donal Walsh: 'I wanted to live, to play for Munster, to travel the whole world' EVERY day people say I'm brave, that I'm courageous and I hate that.

Donal Walsh: 'I wanted to live, to play for Munster, to travel the whole world'

I'm just doing what I have to do to survive, to live another day. I had a friend, Stuart Mangan, he said he wasn't brave because he didn't have a choice. He didn't have a choice to be paralysed but he chose to live every day of his life with a smile on his face and even though he knew he didn't have long to live, he spent the time he had designing technology for people who would end up like him. That to me is brave and inspirational. The first time they told me, I was at home, I was on the phone to my friend. The first step was chemo. The first chemotherapy started on September 18, 2008. Amazingly, when they started chemo, the pain stopped. Doxorubicin, cisplatin and methotrexate were my chemotherapies.

I had a lot of bad days over the next few weeks. Normality changes too. I had one of the worst days of my life in early November. There were worse days. "Now for the catheter. " "That wasn't too bad, was it? " Donal Walsh - LiveLife. The Saturday Night Show. Michael Oher on His Life's Journey.

Stephen's Story: Jason Manford Says Stephen Sutton Is 'Inspirational' Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005 high definition.flv. Five Great Motivational Videos for Your Students. Below are some of the inspiring videos made by teenagers at TedxTeen which is the adolescent version of TED talks.

Five Great Motivational Videos for Your Students

Show your students what other teenagers are doing apart from being glued to their mobile phone screens texting all the time.Let them see the potential inside of them that they are wasting in playing stupid and violent games all the time. Our students are living in a merciless commercial world where surrounded by savage advertising companies whose sole purpose is to make gains in the growing teens market. We should give them a hand and help them out. They are desperate for motivation and passion and with just some simple but creative ways we can make a change in their lives. I hope that you would watch at least one of the 5 videos with your students. 1- Natalie Warne- Anonymous Extraordinaries " Born in an underserved part of downtown Chicago, Natalie and her five siblings had to survive on her mother's humble teacher salary, moving from city to city to find work.

An Inspirational Story - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information. The man slowly looked up.

An Inspirational Story - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information

This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new. She looked like that she had never missed a meal in her life. His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done before. 'Leave me alone,' he growled. To his amazement, the woman continued standing. 'What are you doing, lady? ' Just then a policeman came up. 'No problem here, officer,' the woman answered. The officer scratched his head. 'See that cafeteria over there? ' 'Are you crazy, lady? ' Stories of recovery: Educating Humpty.

I am 52 years old now.

Stories of recovery: Educating Humpty

I started drinking at the age of 15 and found it helped me to cope with anxiety, low self-esteem, and worst of all the feeling of being an outsider. I was introduced to drugs at 16 and until the age of 38 I had a distinctly pharmaceutical mentality; if there was a problem there was sure to be a chemical fix for it. After years trying to control my drink and drug use I finally threw in the towel and entered residential treatment where I was able to take stock of what passed for a life, and a good look at my relationship with mood-altering chemicals.

I came to the conclusion that all my troubles were drink and drug related and if giving them up was what I needed to do to get a life, then that was what I was going to do. From the moment I took this step, my life has been concerned with personal development. I loved treatment, although it took me two attempts at rehab. Stephen's Story - When life gives you cancer. No Limbs, No Limits: Joanne O' Riordan at TEDxCIT.