#TEDxCK 2016 Talk
Life’s journey has moments of choice and decision that result in a cumulative outcome. Dr. Hersh will share his insights as a son, father, husband and doctor, and show that life does not have to be a reactive journey, but can be a journey of conscious choices. His thought provoking talk will challenge listeners to engage in their lives by reflecting, and examining their “choice points.”
Dr. C. K. Hersh grew up in Lawrence, Kansas. His father, a college professor, and his mother, a junior high school teacher, taught him to question, and to spend a lifetime learning. His academic journey took him to Duke University, and then back to the University of Kansas for medical school. He trained in San Antonio, Texas, and became an orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty in hand surgery. He resides in Virginia, where he is active in athletic endeavours, and enjoys spending time with his wife and children.
While serving in the United States Navy, Dr. Hersh was diagnosed with cancer. Two years later, he lost his father; his mother followed two years after. Such radical changes and events set him on a course to learn a different way of looking at life.