GIVING BACK to families
affected by brain injuries in Niagara
“At the scene of the crash my Glasgow Coma Scale, which measures the level of consciousness, was 3/15. Meaning I was deeply unconscious. This lead to the diagnosis of a severe catastrophic brain injury. I also broke my C2, dislocated my right collar bone, and had a laceration on my forehead. Scans of my brain showed a small hemorrhage on the left temporal lobe, which is a part of the brain that controls language and memory. My right eye was blurry”.
“Since the car crash, one thing that has helped me to move forward has been proving the professionals wrong, and I have gained self-worth in providing people with someone to inspire them. I have living proof of the fact that things will get better and I believe that you are never given anything that you can’t handle. It is this knowledge and wisdom that allows me to discover life in every way now. Since my accident I’ve learned to look at things from all perspectives instead of the blind light. I’ve realized that every day is a new learning experience. I am getting back what I had before the crash, with better things, that I could never image. Now I get a huge satisfaction in life by paying it forward”.