Imagine that one day you get up in the morning and suddenly unable to move or feel your body.
No hands, no legs, completely paralyzed from the neck down.
What would you do?
Would you decide to end your life?
Sink into depression and blame the world? Your destiny? Your God?
Give up your dreams?
Give up hobbies like art and painting?
That exact same thing had happened to me at the age of 15 - a rare traumatic attack of the spinal cord affecting 1 in a million which has left me paralyzed from the neck down within less than an hour (just like winning the lottery, only the other way around...).
I had to calculate a new route for myself, one that would lead me where I wanted to go.
So, how did I do that?
Well, my name is Netta Ganor, a mouth painter, author and illustrator of two children's books and an inspirational speaker, and that's my story.
Netta's lecture was interesting and moving. I loved it very much in combination with video clips and photos and combined with humor and optimism.
-- Uri Amitai
It was excellent - the students listened throughout the whole lecture.
The managers did not stop talking about her and stayed with her to calm down from the lecture for half an hour afterward.
-- Rinat Cohen
Director of Volunteer Affairs
Educational Excellence Division
Kol Israel Haverim - Alliance
Excellent lecture. Netta's story is undoubtedly a special one, a story of victory and optimism. Although Netta says at the beginning of her lecture that she doesn't like the use of the word "inspirational", that's exactly what she is.