Imagine if you would get a stroke and get completely paralyzed – you would not be able to walk or talk and there would be no possibility to recover. You would still understand and remember everything, including your feelings and your thoughts, but you would not be able to scream nor struggle. Not to mention getting away from your life situation – you would be trapped in your own body. How would you make life worth living?

Kati Lepistö is one of the most touching speakers of TEDx Turku 2015, because this story is not an “imagine if” case, but her reality. Kati’s dream was to work as an international model before this life-changing incident. With a fixed goal she entered the model world of Los Angeles and Milano, making her dream come true. One day this stroke turned her world upside down and Kati was forced to change her dreams of being a model to the life of living with quadriplegia.

Kati & her husband share her 7 ingredients to live by.

  1. Positive Attitude
  2. Passion
  3. Determination
  4. Persa
  5. Communication
  6. Humour
  7. Take Action