2016 Helping Restore Ability
Hand in Hand Luncheon
Friday June 24, 2016 12:00pm – 1:30pm
1530 Main St. Dallas, TX 75201
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Keynote Speaker: Aron Ralston
Fearless Adventurer & Subject of the Film, 127 Hours
In 2003, Aron Ralston’s extraordinary human drama grabbed headlines around the world. An experienced climber and avid outdoorsman, Ralston was a remote Utah canyon when an 800-pound boulder broke loose, crushing his right hand and pinning him against the canyon wall. After nearly five days — without water and with no hope of escape — Ralston made a life-or-death decision. He chose life by severing his arm below the elbow, rappelling a 65-foot cliff out of the canyon, and trekking seven miles to find his would-be rescuers.
Ralston documented his life-altering experience in the best-selling memoir, , which was adapted for the big screen in the brilliant film, . The film stars James Franco as Ralston, and his performance, as well as the movie, have been nominated for numerous awards.
As an inspirational speaker, Aron Ralston moves audiences with his unforgettable story. An ordinary man pushed to the limits, Ralston demonstrates the human capacity for the extraordinary. He takes you on a riveting journey in which courage, perseverance, and the human spirit will defy the inevitable outcome. As he says: