I want to live

The mental journey waiting for an organ

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I want to live – Teaser

I think most people don’t want to talk about it because you know they feel like it’s about, you know, dying and it’s not something you would like to talk about during your family dinner you know but you should, you should just you know just say that if I pass I want to be an organ donor.

Emilie Mikalsen

Jeremy Hunter
PhD

My work is informed by the experience of living day-to-day for 17 years with a potentially terminal illness, and when faced with the need for life-saving surgery having more than a dozen former students come forward as organ donors.

Thought Leader Global Presents: Jeremy Hunter

 As a culture, we’ve never been trained really to manage ourselves or our attention, to understand that’s what your life is and that the choices you make about how you invest attention, is what ends up being your existence. How do you manage your own mind in a world constantly wanting to distract it?

Jeremy Hunter, PhD

Emilie Mikalsen
Student

I think it’s important to share my story because it is really hard on someone to go through that journey to get an organ and its hard for people that doesn’t get an organ and wait and wait and wait and just don’t get it and that’s why we need more organ donors, it can save lives.

Storytelling with Emilie Mikalsen

Many people leaned on being sick, your mind needs to stay aligned with the, with the body and I think that is my strength through all of this, just keeping a resilient mind and focussing on the positive.

André Johan Tøgersen
Storytelling with André Johan Tøgersen

André Johan Tøgersen
Business Analyst

Our kids inherit the earth and I inherited a new set of lungs, so this is my opportunity to also give back to, not just being an organ donor myself but to everybody else who takes the steering wheel and sets that direction for which way is the earth going.

We have to acknowledge ups and downs, there’s ups and downs for everyone of us but try to let the ups win and make more of them and I think making more of the ups that’s something you can do something with within your destiny.

Mona Askmann
Storytelling with Mona Askmann

Mona Askmann
CEO at Norgesnett

I’ve chosen to live as though I were completely healthy so I’ve chosen that the illness should not occupy my brain too much and I though does it help to worry? No and I’ve thought a lot about I will not let illness influence my life too much.

I’m sitting here because someone said yes because someone talked about it you know.

Stian Gullaksen
Storytelling with Stian Gullaksen

Stian Gullaksen
Student

I think just getting a really down to earth look about how life works, you know things change really fast, it can be really positive, really negative and you have no control about it, you just, you really have to accept that.