Brooke Ellison

Av en händelse slog jag på tv:n och hamnade att titta på "Brooke Ellison". Det är en sann berättelse om Brooke. Född samma år som mig i USA. Hon är 1990 med om bilolycka som förlamar henne från halsen och nedåt. Hon går ut high school med bra betyg och kommer in på Harvard, den första i hennes situation! Filmen håller på fortfarande, men jag kände att jag bara var tvungen att dela med mig av detta. Inte ett öga torrt efter halva filmen kan jag ju bara lugt säga...


Nedanstående hittade jag på wikipedia om henne...

Brooke Ellison (born October 20, 1978) is the first quadriplegic to graduate from Harvard University. In 2000, she was selected by her fellow students to speak at the University's commencement ceremonies.

Ellison was struck by a car in 1990, while crossing a street on her first day of junior high school, leaving her paralyzed from the neck down and ventilator-dependent. Brooke and her mother, Jean Ellison, live with their family in Stony Brook, New York.

Ellison graduated from Ward Melville High School in 1996 with high honors, and was accepted by Harvard. She graduated summa cum laude from Harvard with a bachelor of science in cognitive neuroscience in 2000, and a master's degree in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in 2004. Ellison is currently a doctoral candidate in political psychology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.


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