After being told he would never walk again, Jacob Brafman discovered the spark that would lead him to challenge his diagnosis and overcome adversity. Jacob Brafman is a senior at North Broward Preparatory School and is looking forward to attending college in the fall. He was born and raised in South Florida, and lived in Plantation before moving to Parkland in 2010. The middle of three children, he loves baseball, football and music. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

The Story of Me | Jacob Brafman | TEDxYouth@NBPS