Operation: Adrenal Gland | Doug Lindsay | TEDxGatewayArchSalon

Doug Lindsay got himself out of bed. His hospital bed. After 11 years. By becoming the lead researcher on his own rare condition. After talking with dozens of experts, Doug uncovered and adapted a 1920s, animal surgery into modern, human surgery. It worked. Doug Lindsay got himself out of bed, and now he’s dedicated to helping others make unlikely things happen. @Doug_Lind_Say Today, Doug is a biologist and a sought-after keynote speaker. He also designs workshops that train business, science, academic and medical leaders in the skills it takes to make unlikely things happen. He's been a Stanford Medicine X ePatient Scholar and part of Stanford Medicine X's inaugural Emerging Leaders Program. Doug uses his personal medical story and his creativity to help people and organizations understand how hope can change their assessment of the problems they face, and how that can lead to success, sometimes even in seemingly impossible situations. Facebook: @speaker.doug.lindsay This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx