Life after a broken neck - taking back control | Angela Heeley | TEDxNewnham

  • Life is good: you have an exciting new job, you’ve achieved amazing feats with your Army Reserves unit. Then out of nowhere, an accident fractures all the bones in your face, breaks your back, breaks your neck, and causes a spinal cord injury and tetraplegia. How do you possibly regain control of your life? Angela Heeley is an alumna of Newnham College at the University of Cambridge, and spent the majority of my career working for the veterinary charity PDSA, as the Senior Veterinary Surgeon responsible for the running of the Cardiff PetAid hospital. She has also been involved with the Army Reserves, and has served as a Veterinary Officer in Afghanistan, Cyprus and the UK. Angela is studying for an MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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