Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Survivor of Terror Attack Speaks and Gives Some Amazing Advice

Before anyone asks what does this have to do with autism, let me tell you....its about the direction of your soul. So many of us, who are dealing with issues that we never imagined would occur in our lives, have a choice: We can either be bogged down by anger or we can look for the good in our world. Kay Wilson has a unique way of expressing how she came to choose life. Listen to her story. It brought me to tears. It also filled me with hope.

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Kay Wilson has known prolonged and horrendous terror at a depth that most will never know, yet she refuses to let this event destroy her life. Her story is one that will inspire all into discovering what it really means to live life to the full and how against all odds it is possible to find hope in the darkest of places.

Kay Wilson is a British-born Israeli. She is a jazz pianist, cartoonist, a licensed tour guide and a writer whose articles are published in The Tower, Arutz 7 and the Times of Israel. Kay is also the survivor of a horrific machete attack that occurred in December 2010 while guiding her American friend and client, the late Kristine Luken. The two women were attacked and held at knife point and eventually tied up and then brutally stabbed. Kay watched helplessly as her friend was executed. Despite sustaining horrendous injuries herself, she managed to play dead and later escape. After nearly four years of physical rehabilitation and trauma therapy, Kay began working as an inspirational speaker, speaking for non-profits on issues of human rights for global victims of terrorism and campaigning against hate speech on university campuses.

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