The TEDxOmaha 2018 Time to Engage talks are now published. Let’s start with Dan Howell and his inspirational talk ‘Take My Kidney…Please’
Being in the position to give life to another is pretty powerful. The question is, if you could – would you? Would you become a living kidney donor. There are some people who would not think twice about it, and one of those is Dan Howell, who became the 18th living kidney donor at University of Minnesota in 2018. Please note this was about 7 months before he gave this talk! But even Dan, the altruistic, eternal optimist who has Captain Underpants as his personal role model and super hero, had a moment of self-doubt when it came to the time to actually go into the operating room and donate a kidney to one of his best friends. What he fell back on was that he was raised to believe “if you are ever in a position and privileged enough to help someone, regardless of what sacrifices you need to make, you need to do it. Because that is why you are here”.
Want to know more about Dan? Check his bio on our webpage.
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