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April 16, 2022

After surviving childhood cancer and a leg amputation, Samuel Grewe took home the gold medal for Team USA in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. Now he is a student at the University of Michigan Medical School, motivated by his own personal experiences as a patient. In his TEDx talk, Sam reflects on his experiences and reminds his audience to use personal obstacles as opportunities to grow. When Sam Grewe was 13 years old, he was diagnosed with bone cancer. He spent the next two years in the hospital undergoing treatment, including the amputation of his leg. Just two years later, Sam had won his first World Championship title as a High-Jumper on the U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team. Now, in his 7th year on the team, Sam has won 3 World Championship titles, set a new World Record, and won a Gold Medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Outside of athletics, Sam is a medical student at the University of Michigan, motivated by his own personal experiences as a cancer patient. 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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