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Living on the Edge – with Positivity & Perseverance | Shavini Fernando | TEDxMontgomeryBlairHS

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Given a projected life expectancy of just two more years in 2015, Shavini Fernando used the diagnosis of her heart condition as motivation to live each day to its maximum potential. Inspired to help others with similar medical conditions, Fernando invented OxiWear, an ear-wearable device that alerts when a person’s oxygen level drops too low. Shavini Fernando was given a two-years to live in 2015, when diagnosed with severe Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). She moved to the US for treatment to learn the only option was a heart and double lung transplant, and had multiple near-death experiences due to oxygen levels unknowingly dropping too low. To help the PH community she invented OxiWear, an ear-wearable device that alerts when a person’s oxygen levels drop too low and activates the emergency plan. Despite walking everyday into the unknown she has outlived the life expectancy given by doctors and is remaining positive with absolutely no signs of slowing down. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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