To know Michael, is to know his favourite quote, “Anything is possible, if you believe.”
As part of Michael’s ongoing commitment to making continued physical and cognitive progress, he is mentoring three healthcare students from the University of British Columbia (UBC).
The Interprofessional Mentors Health Program at UBC, requires Michael to make a nine-month commitment to share his experience navigating the Healthcare system over the last 16 years.
The program brings together students from different health disciplines to learn from mentors living with a chronic condition or a disability or who is a caregiver. The groups are self-directed and bring together four students and the mentor during the Fall and Winter Terms.
Michael says, “This is a start to me giving back after the utmost, positive attention and care that I’ve received over the last 16 years, from various professionals and specializations.”
UBC programs such as Audiology, Dentistry, Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy, and more, are participating in this unique learning experience. Mentors have personal experience with the health care system and managing conditions such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, mental health, and spinal cord injury, to name a few. Michael’s participation adds brain injury to the list.
Click on the link to learn more about UBC’s Mentors Health Program.
To apply to participate in this program, click here.
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Michael is part of our Faces of Brain Injury promotion.
Learn more about Michael and his family in The Journey Ahead, Family & Friends video.