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On the morning of December 22, 2005, Matt's life changed immeasurably. Whilst cycling to work he was struck and run over by a 20-ton bus making an illegal turn. The injuries he sustained pushed him to the brink of death and saw him spend 5 months in hospital. More than 40 operations later, he finally began a grueling rehabilitation regime. 
Finding the psychological consequences of the accident nearly as hard to process as the physical, Matt faced months of fear, despair, loneliness, and intense physical and psychological pain to regain the life he once had. His recovery was a miraculous one which included everything from learning to walk again and, a mere three years later, running in the 2008 New York City Marathon. 
Now taking his inspiring story of determination and perseverance to audiences including Morgan Stanley, NASCAR, Zoom.us, TEDx Gotham and more, Matt's story of immense resilience now serves as inspiration for countless others to overcome their adversities and challenges throughout every walk of life.

Matt Long

New York, USA

Inspirational TEDx Speaker, Elite Athlete & 9/11 Survivor

Overcoming Adversity & Challenges Inspiring Lives / Stories Empowering Others

Matt Long

On the morning of December 22, 2005, Matt's life changed immeasurably. Whilst cycling to work he was struck and run over by a 20-ton bus making an illegal turn. The injuries he sustained pushed him to the brink of death and saw him spend 5 months in hospital. More than 40 operations later, he finally began a grueling rehabilitation regime.

Finding the psychological consequences of the accident nearly as hard to process as the physical, Matt faced months of fear, despair, loneliness, and intense physical and psychological pain to regain the life he once had. His recovery was a miraculous one which included everything from learning to walk again and, a mere three years later, running in the 2008 New York City Marathon.

Now taking his inspiring story of determination and perseverance to audiences including Morgan Stanley, NASCAR, Zoom.us, TEDx Gotham and more, Matt's story of immense resilience now serves as inspiration for countless others to overcome their adversities and challenges throughout every walk of life.

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