Shahrzad Kiavash is a KTH-graduate, young professional and double amputee. In August 2015, she finished her first triathlon – with prosthetic legs. Three years earlier, a dangerous disease hit her out of the blue and she was lucky to make it through alive. Shahrzad joins us at TEDxGöteborg to talk about the journey from the hospital bed to 1,5 k swimming, 4 k cycling and 1 k running at Vattenfall World Thriathlon Stockholm.
I hope that someone sees me and thinks: If she can do it, so can I!
What if you can make a difference?
“I hope that someone sees me and thinks: If she can do it, so can I! That’s why I run my battles in public. It has been difficult, but also a therapeutic process. I have told my story so many times now.”
“I realised I had two options. I could end it all. Or I could choose life. And if I did, I had to make sure it was the best life possible. I had to look at the new conditions: I had gained weight, I was weak from the disease and I did not have my lower legs.”