Humans-of-Microsoft: Edward Sproull

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Let's meet the man who inspired this show – "Humans of Microsoft".
 
When I first come to know about Edward Sproull, I thought I must bring his story to more people, it is such an inspiring and positive story.
 
Ed Sproull was 27 when he woke in the hospital, disoriented and hung over. He felt a searing pain in his left leg, and suddenly the memory of the motorcycle accident came flooding back to him. He had been racing drunk when the brake line blew out, and he clipped his leg on an oncoming car. His upper leg had been fractured in 80 places, and his lower leg had been severed below the knee.
 
Losing a limb was a low point in Ed's life, but he didn't hit rock bottom until 10 years later, when he landed in prison on a six-year sentence for drug possession. As he lay on a prison cot that first night, using a toilet paper roll as a pillow, he wondered where his life went off the rails.
 
Ed couldn't see a way out of this one; his future felt dim. That's when he met the professor.
 
Let's find out Ed's journey from Prison to Microsoft.
 
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