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"When I was born, the doctors told my parents that I would be dead within the first 24 hours of my life. 35 years later, all those doctors are dead and I am the only doctor that remains."

Therapist and self-help author Sean Stephenson received one of the loudest standing ovations of the day after he spoke about making healthy choices. Stephenson, who was born with osteogenesis imperfecta (“brittle bone syndrome”), was given just months to live when he was born.

Lesson number one: "Never believe a prediction that doesn't empower you".

Lesson number two: "You are not your condition".

Lesson number three: "Love yourself".

Source: The prison of your mind | Sean Stephenson | TEDxIronwoodStatePrison - YouTube