Now we all know life isn't easy and sometimes there are obstacles that are going to present themselves, both seen and unseen, which we ...
Now we all know life isn't easy and sometimes there are obstacles that are going to present themselves, both seen and unseen, which we have no choice but to hurdle over. The funny thing is that if we do not face adversity and triumph through it, we will never know our true destiny and the impact we can have on the world.
Garrison Redd is a motivational speaker, model, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and an advocate for equal rights. Growing up, he excelled scholastically and athletically, scoring in the top 3 percentile in school and playing various sports. In his senior year in high school, Garrison was shot in the back and suffered spinal damage that left him unable to walk. Rather than feeling sorry for himself, Garrison focused on the bigger picture of overcoming adversity and inspiring others. In 2017, he founded TheGarrisonReddProject to provide individuals with assistance in the community, the workplace, transportation, education and any other issues individuals may be experiencing. TheGarrisonReddProject also host fundraisers and charitable events to provide accessible equipment to individuals who are unable to afford certain items which will improve their quality of life such as wheelchairs,walkers, crutches and plenty other medical devices. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
Person InjuredViolence/GunshotFull arm functionFull finger functionFull trunk controlNo leg functionWalk with assistanceAfrican AmericanUnited StatesParaplegicMale