After a serious bike accident, Shelley Pacholok shares the struggles she faced recovering from a brain injury that ended her career as a university professor. She speaks about the crucial role peer support had in her recovery. She shares some of the work she is doing now as a sociologist examining the social impacts and inequality brain injury survivors experience. Shelley worked hard to confront her personal challenges and is now back on her bike.
Doctors. Scientists. Advocates. Athletes. Changemakers. These are the video and live speakers who will gather at BrainTrust Canada’s annual brain injury symposium – Pushor Mitchell BRAINx
BRAINx will showcase speakers who will explore brain injury from multiple perspectives including youth and mental health, employment, homelessness, personal litigation, intimate partner violence, neuropsychology, prevention in the workplace, aboriginal considerations, and an inspiring story of survival. One of the presentations will be from Patti Flaherty sharing “Real Life Stories and their Human Value”.
The BC Brain Injury Assoiciation is to be the agent of change providing leadership for developing, driving and implementing a provincial strategy in BC to improve the lives of people who live with acquired brain injury.