Life after the accident: An excerpt from Joshua Prager’s powerful memoir, Half-Life

Rikki Robertson-Brown:

Simply inspirational! This makes me want to go home and make a game – RIGHT NOW!

Thank you

Originally posted on TED Blog:

Joshua Prager uses his journalistic eye to tell his own story at TED2013. Photo: James Duncan Davidson
Joshua Prager uses his journalistic eye to tell his own story at TED2013. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Almost twenty-three years ago, Joshua Prager experienced a moment that could only be described as “a great hinge in my life,” one that divided it “like the spine of an open book.” Just 19 years old then, Prager was in Israel for a year after high school. He was sitting in the backseat of a minibus bound for Jerusalem when a truck behind him lost control and slammed into the corner where he sat. His neck broke and, in a second, he went from an athletic teen to a hemiplegic. It would be weeks before he could breathe on his own, four months before he would leave the hospital. For the next four years, he navigated the world in a wheelchair, then a cane and braces – and embarked on a career as a…

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