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Redefining Happiness | Dan Eley | TEDxSurreyUniversity
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Added Jul 4, 2016
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After suffering a life changing injury Dan had to rebuild his life and redefine happiness. In his heartwarming talk, Dan tells us how he used his pain as his strength to overcome his obstacles and build a charity. Not only did he survive, but he thrived.

Dan Eley suffered a life-changing spinal cord injury after a diving accident on New Year's Day 2010; an accident which left him quadriplegic and wheelchair-bound. After spending a very difficult year in hospital, Dan has rebuilt his life finding hidden strengths and potential through his suffering. He has since founded his own charity and launched a career as a public speaker.

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