Aphasia is the impairment of language caused by a brain injury, affecting the production and comprehension of speech, as well as the ability to read or write. Founded by Columbia Speech & Language Services, the Surrey Aphasia Group is a program where adults living aphasia can practice their communication skills in a supported environment.
Jeff Palmer was affected by a stroke at age 37. As a husband, father of two boys, working a job he loved and coaching baseball for his kids, the impacts the stroke had on his life were numerous. Three years after the stroke, Jeff is still adjusting to physical mobility challenges, working on regaining verbal communication, nourishing his personal relationships and trying to keep his spirits up.
Immersive theatrical experience Reassembled, Slightly Askew was created by brain injury survivor and playwright Shannon Yee. This powerful interactive theatre piece takes the participant on a journey of recovery from Shannon's injury.
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.
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.
The path to recovery from a brain injury can be complex and unclear. No two brain injuries are the same - no two people face the same physical or mental challenges.
Lesley Ewen leads a guided breathing session to aid in recovery from a brain injury.
Video filmed at the Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference 2010 in Vancouver, BC.
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.