VIDEO - Ramona Pierson on Being Hit by an Impaired Driver
TED Talks challenge fascinating thinkers and doers to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. Ramona Pierson was crossing the street when a drunk driver ran a red light and struck her in the crosswalk. She spent 18 months in a coma and then was placed in a senior citizens home to recover. The story is about the collective skills and wisdom of the seniors who helped her recover, but the sub-text of the consequences of the drunk driver's actions is sobering. Well worth watching.