Monday, June 18, 2012

Medical Miracle on Everest- Ken Kamler (Ted Talk)


 This Ted Talk was about a doctor and this miracle that happened on his 4th trip. He with many others in his group had stayed at a lower base while others had decided to make the trip to the summit. It seemed like a good night to go when a wind storm came and made it difficult to survive. The doctor had told everyone that could, should try to make it down to him where he would treat people for hyperthermia and frost bite. While he was treating people, someone that was thought to be dead came in the tent for help. He explained how after two days of lying down in the snow he got enough energy by thinking of his family to make it down. This was a miracle in the eyes of the doctor and something he will never forget.

It is amazing how that man whose body shut down had created enough energy to survive. It is important at a time of life and death to remain sane and think of something that will keep you going just like how that man thought of his family. It also makes you think of all the good things in your life that you won’t want to lose. Thinking of this makes me grateful for all the good things I have in my life and I will not take anything for granted anymore, just like how that man won’t either., TED Talk, Ken Kamler: Medical Miracle on Everest, posted march 2010,


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