Articles by: Brooke Ellison

What We Won’t Get from Me before You

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June 2, 2016

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I write this from my wheelchair, dictating my thoughts into my computer because I can’t use my hands to type. I speak at a regulated pace which is largely unnoticeable to those listening to me, but calculated and measured with every word I say. My life over the past nearly […]

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Pillars of hope

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March 20, 2016

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The World We Want

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March 20, 2016

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I would like to share with you some work that I am doing now.   In September, representatives and stakeholders from all parts of the world convened at the UN in New York for the announcement of the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals: a new global agenda designed to take the […]

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Young Global Leaders

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March 16, 2014

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I am so happy to share with you that I was recently notified that I had been chosen to be a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, class of 2014. As you might know, the World Economic Forum is an international institution, founded by businessman and philanthropist, Klaus Schwab, in […]

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Thanksgiving

I join no small number of people when I say that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. This year, even more so than in many years past, I have a great deal to be introspective and reflective about. 2013 brought with it quite a bit of personal struggle and difficulty: I […]

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Welcome Back

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November 10, 2013

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After what has been an admittedly very long hiatus, I am rekindling my blogging and sharing my thoughts with you. Why has it been so long? Well, over the past two years, I have focused my time and attention to finishing my PhD (mission accomplished in 2012) and the work, […]

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Life and Challenge

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August 17, 2012

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I imagine that many of you are visiting my site for the first time today, after just having watched The Brooke Ellison Story. I also imagine that this is a somewhat unusual way to get to know someone, through seeing a movie about her life. The Brooke Ellison Story first […]

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On The Eve of the Supreme Court Decision

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June 25, 2012

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If the Supreme Court can be believed, which is a dubious claim, for sure, it is to issue its ruling on the Affordable Care Act, or more colloquially “health care reform” or Obamacare, some time this week. I, like many others, was hoping to receive a ruling last Thursday, Friday, […]

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If You’re in New York…

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June 14, 2012

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Todd Leatherman and I met about a year and a half ago, when he was conducting research for a documentary on stem cell research: a documentary he was filming for this thesis at the New York Film Academy. Todd is a documentarian who, like so many other documentarians, wants to […]

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Some Friends

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June 8, 2012

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If I have said these words once, I’ve said them 100 times, that I am who I am because of the people who have entered my life and made it better. Every single day, I am inspired and motivated by my friends and family, all of whom give me a […]

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