• August 20, 2015
    Interactions after TBI

    BY: SABA RIZVI I think the hardest thing since acquiring my brain injury has been the inability to perform basic functions, such as reading, talking, walking, and just even being able to eat. Even now, several years later, these functions still feel […]

  • August 13, 2015
    Q&A with Gavin James Sibayan

    BY: CELIA M. On September 8, 2007, Sergeant Gavin James Sibayan’s life was changed forever. While on deployment in Iraq with the U.S. Army, he was the gunner for his squad when he was hit by a third improvised explosive […]

  • August 12, 2015
    Para-cyclist Marie-Claude Molnar

    BY: KAROLINA URBAN Canadian para-cyclist Marie-Claude Molnar grew up with a dream of representing Canada at the Olympics. At the age of 29, that dream became a reality when she won a bronze medal at the London Paralympic Games. “It […]

  • August 6, 2015
    Para-cyclist Shelley Gautier

    BY: MERI PERRA Even compared to other elite athletes, Shelley Gautier has a mad list of accomplishments under her belt. The 46-year-old para-cyclist holds eight world titles, and recently launched her own foundation, The Shelley Gautier Para-Sport Foundation, a Para Pan Am legacy […]

  • August 4, 2015
    Schloss set for TO2015 Relay

     BY: RICHARD HASKELL and MERI PERRA Paralympian Jody Schloss seems like the type who always has a lot going on. Her sport, para-equastrian dressage, is not included the Toronto Pan Am Games this summer, but that’s not stopping Schloss […]

  • July 27, 2015
    The top 5 ways summer is out to get you

    BY: RICHARD HASKELL Hot fun in the summertime! Those words are just as true today as they were when recorded by Sly and the Family Stone back in 1969. Summer is about having fun in warmer temperatures, especially after […]

  • July 23, 2015
    Thoughts on reading and brain injury

    BY: COIRE I acquired my ABI following a surgery to remove a brain tumour ten months ago. The global neurological fallout from my brain injury has been extensive. As the one-year anniversary of my surgery approaches, I thought I […]

  • July 17, 2015
    11-year-old ABI survivor starts website to spread awareness

    BY: MERI PERRA Remember this great kid? Last month, 11-year-old Andrew shared his story of acquiring a brain injury as a result of a stroke for our #areyouaware campaign. If you read what Andrew wrote, you know that his story is beyond powerful […]

  • July 9, 2015
    Interconnected brain regions – an end to the GCS?

    BY: SOPHIA VOUMVAKIS Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can often lead to problems with a person’s cognitive control, affecting their attention, memory, thought, behaviour and emotion. Cognitive control is our ability to modify our behaviour and actions to adapt to the situation we are in. It provides […]

  • July 2, 2015
    How we went on a real family vacation after my son’s brain injury

    BY: BARB KUSTEC This is us last summer, when our family decided to drive to Canada’s East Coast provinces and take a real family vacation. Our vacation began when headed out late one afternoon in our rented, and very comfortable, […]