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Kira Grünberg: My Jump into a New Life

Kira Grünberg is an Austrian politician and former pole vault athlete. She suffered a serious spine injury during a training session. During a routine jump, she landed on her head and neck in the box in front of the mat, fracturing her fifth cervical vertebrae. The injury left her paralyzed from the waist down.

In her lecture, Kira Grünberg talks about how she managed to accept her new life as it is, and how she gains hope and courage to face up to new challenges on a daily basis. Furthermore, she explains which character traits are necessary to lead a happy life in spite of a severe stroke of fate. In her presentation, she wants to reach all those people who are struggling with a similar fate.