My life started when they said it was over | Elin Kjos | TEDxKI

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    Elin Kjos is a sport’s trainer who was diagnosed with incurable lung cancer two years ago. She was given less than a year to live and has yet defeated all odds. Everyday, she shares her journey with her hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram. Today, she will talk about how her cancer diagnosis changed her perspective on life. Through this story telling, we hope you will be inspired to start living your life in a more meaningful way. Elin is a former elite swimmer, an entrepreneur in physical training & health and a life inspirer with the motto “Life is here and now”. Since two years ago, she lives with the diagnosis of an incurable lung cancer and wants to inspire others to dare others to live life to its fullest everyday - regardless of diagnoses or challenges in life. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at www.ted.com/tedx

Gay Brooks
Gay Brooks

As a returned soldier from WW2 from New Guinea my uncle aged 25 was diagnosed with lung problems from chemical exposure, he had one lung removed and was given maximum a year to live, the medical profession were not sure !! Most of the young men he served with died within a couple of years of returning to Australia. He died at age 94, he lived a great life, he had a great attitude and served others.

Gular Aghayeva
Gular Aghayeva

If you’re reading this, know that you are worthy of anything you desire. But you might have to let go of the past and release the huge accumulation of fear based beliefs and emotions you have picked up since childhood. Success isnt created by accident but by design. You have a creative mind and unlimited potential. Never forget it. Stay strong and be blessed.

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Bob Craig
Bob Craig

“my love for life is so much stronger than my fear of dying”. such powerful words, what an amazing individual

Mészáros Eszter
Mészáros Eszter

A car knocked me off from my bicycle 18 months ago. Coma, mobility issues, vertigo, deafness....the Doctor said I had 20% chance to stay alive. ...but I was alive 🥰🙏. 3 months later I was diagnosed with cancer...but I was still alive...Guys....we are here at this beautiful Earth 😊, every day is a gift. Thank you for this video♥️♥️♥️

Patricia Jones
Patricia Jones

This is a great wake up call. Other people negatively effect my life. I’m 64 and I have allowed this to happen. People taking advantage of me. Saying yes to requests every time and putting myself last, not noticing life slipping by. I lost my eldest son in 2020 with COVID. A 40 year old ultra runner. He was there and then he wasn’t. I still haven’t changed,but finding this video today is like a nudge from life telling me to sort myself out. Thank you

Randi Young
Randi Young

Stage 4 Metastatic Lung Cancer patient here. Thank you. I like to say I'm LIVING WITH CANCER - It's not a battle, it's a dance!

Ben Ackland
Ben Ackland

Stage 4 colon and liver. Out of the blue, March this year. This lady beautifully and bravely articulated how I feel about my life right now. I felt my diagnosis was an amazing opportunity to transform. I couldn't have talked as she did, without tears. Much respect and love to her 🙏

Joyce Fitzgerel
Joyce Fitzgerel

This is one of the most beautiful talks I’ve ever heard. It has really inspired me to live. I will practice what she has taught on this video. I have lived the past 20 years with a chronic health condition. Many times wishing not to live. I would say many times ,I’m not living I’m just existing. By the help and grace of God no more just existing,I will live!

Sarah Young
Sarah Young

I had brain cancer in 1988 and removing the tumor left me paralyzed on one side and grossly overweight from all the steroids. The doctor said don’t worry about it because you’re gonna die in a year or two. Here I am moving all of my parts, however not that well on one side, and a size 6. I’m pretty happy with my life but it was a bit of work to get there. God bless you for who you are and how you are helping us around the world with this platform.

P D
P D

She nailed it!! Just diagnosed stage 4 melanoma . I'm embracing it and working on my inner self. Living in the moment! I needed this wake up call in my life cause I wasn't living like I needed to.

Aida Carvalho
Aida Carvalho

What a beautiful story!

Sonal Khatri
Sonal Khatri

An Eye Opener for all of us... Who are busy either carrying hurt from the past or worrying about the future...

sepehr Amirkiaee
sepehr Amirkiaee

I couldn't imagine how much a person could be strong in this situation

Craig Wells
Craig Wells

Kjos has a beautiful message. I was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer that had spread to my liver at age 49. It was difficult to accept, especially since I have two beautiful, young daughters. But, with the help of my amazing wife, I decided to live my life seeking the joyful moments, which there are many. I have come to realize that I love life! And nothing will take that feeling away from me while I am alive.

Donna Blevins
Donna Blevins

Elin, you inspire! Thank you for reminding me that when I had a massive left-brain stroke that muted me except for two words, and the healthcare team said, "She will never be able to speak fluidly, and it will take her 8-9 months before she can speak," I chose to detach from the dis-ease rather than owning it, and within three days I could speak clearly. So, Elin, I reckon, it's time to to do my TedTalk! Thank you so much!!

Lunay08
Lunay08

A few months ago, i learned to live every day like its my last. Not so much in the fact of going out and doing extravagant things every single day, but l have learned to love fully, wholeheartedly, see the good in everyone and make at least one person smile every single day. I have learned to be kind to myself, and listen to the inner voice inside of myself instead of ignoring it and pushing it aside. She has a lot to say, and deserves to be heard. I live every day with gratitude, regardless of my circumstances. I'm still not where I want to be in life, as I want to live in a remote cabin, surrounded by nature. I live in a city, but even though I'm not where I want to be, does not mean I dont deserve to be happy

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Neo Nomvete
Neo Nomvete

I'm honestly alive and not living

ChillSoYo
ChillSoYo

Wow, an inspiring story! One thing is sure: Everyone of us will die but nobody knows when that day will be. I think to be more grateful in life, it is important to realize that we are only on this planet for a brief period of time! Have a good and conscious life! To everyone who is reading this :)

Lesya Rosa
Lesya Rosa

A friend of ours was diagnosed cancer for a second time and was given 3 months to live. He and the family are the kind of living through what there is, the best and most simple way. He just told me " I really want to live to help her ( the wife) with the children". He is here for 14 years and the cancer is stationary since then. I wish to this marvelous young lady the best success in beating the disease. 🌼💜🙏

Sunshine
Sunshine

She looks beautiful, her attitude towards life is beautiful. Her thriving speech will keep on motivating many of us over the time I'm sure. I wish her the best of best . Seeing people like her facing the menace of Cancer, I feel to educate myself, others in our ability & beyond to know more about cancer and how to fight it in our every day life, how to use our skills for cancer research

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