Dreaming histiocytoma dog bleeding of freedom wendell brown speaks at tedxdetroit the michigan chronicle

Brown was one of over 30 speakers who took to histiocytoma dog bleeding the Masonic Temple’s main stage in Detroit Wednesday. Now in its 11th year, TEDxDetroit showcases artists, tech experts, and entrepreneurs from all over the country — all speaking for less than 18 minutes — sharing their ideas to hopefully inspire others. In between sessions, attendees visited TEDxDetroit Labs — a business expo, art gallery, science fair, MarketPlace, and more, allowing those to connect with speakers, performers, and makers in real time.

Brown’s riveting 13-minute speech was followed by a standing ovation from the histiocytoma dog bleeding audience, sharing the stage with Matt Liston, a filmmaker and sports activist who helped bring international attention histiocytoma dog bleeding to his story in late 2017. Hand-written letters were the only way Brown could communicate with histiocytoma dog bleeding Liston and his mother, Antoinette Brown, who was in the audience. And although Brown had not seen his family in years, his letters came from a place of strength and positivity. Wendell Brown spent three years locked up in a Chinese histiocytoma dog bleeding prison for a crime he did not commit. PHOTO: TEDxDetroit

“I wrote those words while isolated in a foreign country,” Brown said on stage at TEDxDetroit. “Although I had done no wrong, I was forbidden to have contact with my family, friends, and the outside world in general. There was no toilet, no food, and no other English-speaking people. But I had a choice. I could be negative and allow my situation to control histiocytoma dog bleeding my thoughts and feelings or I could choose to be histiocytoma dog bleeding positive and conquer anything that’s not worthy of me and my life.”

Brown, a former Ball State football player, was coaching football over in China with the Chongqing Dockers histiocytoma dog bleeding and was enjoying a night out with some friends September histiocytoma dog bleeding 24, 2016, when, according to witnesses, he was provoked by a group of locals who were histiocytoma dog bleeding upset that Brown would not party with them. One of the men reportedly escalated the incident by throwing histiocytoma dog bleeding a glass bottle at Brown, who retaliated out of self-defense. The local police were contacted following the altercation, to which Brown was the only one arrested. The man demanded more than $100,000 in compensation for damages to his eye or else histiocytoma dog bleeding he would pursue the case in court. Brown had been in jail ever since. There is a 99.9 percent conviction rate in China and Brown’s trial was in July of 2017, but it had taken a year for the verdict to histiocytoma dog bleeding be announced.

In June 2018, having already served two years in prison, Brown was sentenced to four years in prison, but was given credit for time he had already served, good behavior, and restitution to the bar fight victim funded by a histiocytoma dog bleeding GoFundMe and Ball State alums. He was released September 24, 2019 and reunited with his mother, son, family, and friends. Matt Liston (left) and Wendell Brown (right). PHOTO: TEDxDetroit

I was the first to report on Brown’s story in April 2017, but with the help of Liston and others, Brown’s story gained international headlines, that fall, eventually prompting his release more than a year and a histiocytoma dog bleeding half later. Liston, who attended Ball State as well, became connected to Brown’s family and his story, and felt it was his duty to assist in his histiocytoma dog bleeding release.

Brown just needed the world to know of his situation. So Liston created a number of short videos he placed histiocytoma dog bleeding online and apps in several countries, including China, that went viral. He built a small team that used their unique skill histiocytoma dog bleeding sets to work tirelessly to help Brown acquire his freedom. Now Liston said he is working on a documentary about histiocytoma dog bleeding Brown’s experience.