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.
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.
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.
Paul Tubby shares his experience of recovery from brain injury, speaking about some of the challenges he has faced, the importance of support from family and friends and offers advice to other survivors.
Encephalitis survivor Wendy Station speaks about her experience with brain injury. She stresses the importance of improving education around encephalitis and brain injury and shares stories of her recovery process.
Vancouver photographer Jon Pesochin shares his experience of recovering from a concussion. He speaks about how his brain injury impacted his professional and personal life and offers insights to other survivors.
Brain injury survivor Melanie Caple shares her experience. She speaks about the importance of education around the topic of brain injury, offers insights for family and friends, as well as advice for other survivors.
Tim Readman, the Executive Director of the Stroke Recovery Association of BC, talks about his connection to the brain injury community. He offers professional insights and advice about moving through the stroke recovery process and the experience of brain injury.
Mitch Loreth speaks about the inspiration for building www.brainstreams.ca, describes his connection to the brain injury community and offers advice for survivors, as well as their family and friends.