Listen to other survivors and caregivers share their stories. Select a playlist to watch from the thumbnails below or select a topic from the side bar menu.
The BCBIA wants to thank the courageous individuals for opening up and sharing their tough but wonderful story with everyone. Listen to how far each one of them persevere from day one.
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.
Celebrated musician Simon Paradis overcame all odds recovering from a catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury. He and his wife Kara share his remarkable story of his recovery, the growth of their marriage and the transformative power of music.
Learn about the anatomy of the human brain, Canadian statistics related to brain injury, the medical facts about brain injury as well as tips for recovery as discussed by medical experts.
Clients from the 10 programs and services highlighted in the ABI Provincial Services Evaluation report share their thoughts and experiences in the these videos.
Doctors, professional athletes and coaches, health care professionals and brain injury survivors all emphasize the importance of taking precautions to prevent head injuries as they can permanently change your life.
Stroke survivor Jim Sibley shares his story of recovery, speaks about the importance of persistence during the recovery process and emphasizes the integral role support groups and friend and family play in the lives of survivors.
Leonard Regan describes how a car accident left him with a brain injury. He describes the needs of survivors, offers advice to their friends and family and speaks about how to evolve beyond your injury.
Kam Hung, originally from Hong Kong, relocated to Canada many years ago. Kam Hung is grateful for his family - his wife and two children. Kam Hung was rear-ended on his way home approximately 20 years ago and was seriously injured.
Stroke survivor John Baker shares his story of recovery. He speaks about accepting the new reality of his life after his stroke, talks about tough love, healing with humour and shares his ideas on how to evolve beyond brain injury.
Brain injury survivor Susan Van Gurp shares the story of how her life was touched by brain injury, how she manages to cope with the impact of the injury in her daily life and she offers advice to fellow survivors.