About Ruben Donné (BE)

The surest way to make your dreams come true is to just live them. And Ruben Donné did exactly that! When Ruben’s father was diagnosed with the incurable autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis, better known as MS, Ruben realised it was never too late to chase his big dream. At TEDxUHasselt 2017, he will talk about his wild adventure sailing solo across the Atlantic Ocean. His goal: raising money for MS research and bringing the dreadful disease to people’s attention. During his talk “SailingChallenge4MS - Man vs. Nature”, Ruben will tell you about the 14,477 km long trip, his preparations and sacrifices, his positive mindset and most importantly his ultimate ambition of inspiring others to contribute something positive to the world.