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People living with brain injury and their families are sharing their personal stories with Brain Injury Canada to provide hope and support to those across Canada who are having similar experiences.
Ontario Michael (Mike) McNally has been living with his brain injury since 2009. He has focused on his recovery and has helped the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) raise over $18,000 through fundraising walks.
Ontario Jonathan has been living with a brain injury since 1995 when he was in a motor vehicle accident. His recovery was a long process, and involved a lot of time and hard work. In his story, he shares what he has learned through his experiences.
British Columbia Musician Kinnie Starr acquired a brain injury in 2015 after a distracted driver collided with her taxi in downtown Vancouver at 70 kilometres an hour. But she didn’t know about it until 18 months later. She describes her experience in recovery and the process of returning to her music.
Ontario Tim Kerr was a Naval Commander who suffered a stroke in 2012 while at sea. He was airlifted to an American hospital, eventually making his way back to Ottawa for rehabilitation. He shares the challenges he faced, how he navigated his return to work, and what motivated him during his recovery.
Quebec Claudia was a newlywed working on household chores when she had an accident that left her with a concussion. She shares her story, what it was like to begin treatment and the early stages of recovery.