Season 3   |   Episode 27   |   October 18, 2017

The Secret to Surviving with Gilbert Tuhabonye

To say that former professional runner Gilbert Tuhabonye is a survivor is a vast understatement. In 1993, when Tuhabonye was a junior in high school, he was severely burned in a massacre in the Tutsi-Hutu war of Burundi, witnessing mass murder and barely escaping with his life. He spent three months in the hospital recovering, and was told he'd never walk again.

In this episode of Shared Secrets, Gilbert joins me to describe the path he took from the hopelessness after the tragedy to resilience and triumph. He explains how he aims to create meaning from his experience by helping others in a variety of ways, including his work as a running coach and through the Gazelle Foundation. And he shares the No. 1 tool he's found for discovering your strength in the wake of adversity.