Larsen Jay The Healing Power of Flowers
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Filmed on 10 February 2018 as part of TEDxUTK 2018 Submerged at the Clarence Brown Lab Theatre in Knoxville, TN.

Larsen Jay found that flowers make the perfect gift for those who just need a little kindness.
Larsen Jay
Larsen Jay believes the giving of flowers is a powerful, universal gesture that transcends race, religion, income levels, languages and disabilities. After a near-fatal accident a decade ago, Larsen abandoned his successful career in the film & television industry and founded Random Acts of Flowers, a nonprofit organization that improves emotional health and well-being of individuals in healthcare facilities by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement and personal moments of kindness.

From dreaming of the idea while delivering flowers from his wheelchair to serving over 275,000 people nationwide, Larsen will present his journey of recovery, creation of a new and unique industry, and share stories of how the power of human connection during a vulnerable time can change lives forever.

A two-time graduate of the University of Tennessee, Larsen Jay has had a diverse background in business, philanthropy and civic engagement, while garnering numerous awards and commendations including the Healthcare Heroes Award, National Conservation Medal, Governor's Volunteer Star Award and Sertoma's Service to Mankind Award.

More information on Random Acts of Flowers can be found on their website.