• September 15, 2015
    Rob gives UK ABI shirt tour of TO

    BY: AMEE LE Recently I’ve had a chance to visit England and walked through the doors of Headway Essex. Headway is a large organization which provides brain injury care and support throughout the U.K. I came in contact with Headway East London through […]

  • September 3, 2015
    Mark Koning challenges barriers

    BY: MERI PERRA It took time for Mark Koning to find the right cover image for his third and most recent book, Challenging Barriers and Walking the Path. First, he wanted to find a picture of himself with his dad, who died when Koning was just 13-years-old. Second, he […]

  • August 27, 2015
    Frank Bruno does Pan Am Relay

    BY: MERI PERRA If you’ve ever attended a BIST event, you’ve likely meet Frank Bruno. For one, Frank’s been volunteering at BIST since before day one, during our predecessor’s Head Injury Association of Toronto (HIAT) days. You can tell time by when Frank shows […]

  • August 24, 2015
    Community integration post-ABI

    BY: BHANU SHARMA There’s more evidence that having a spouse, and being able to stick it out for the long-run in rehab,  is good for you. Often, traumatic brain injury (TBI) results in a number of symptoms, problems, and […]

  • 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
    US para-cyclist Jennifer Schuble

    WRITTEN BY: MERI PERRA; INTERVIEW BY KAROLINA URBAN If anyone does, Jennifer Schuble exemplifies the strength and never-quit, give ’em heck attitude of para-athletism. The U.S. army veteran has sustained two brain injuries – one from an accident during a hand-to-hand combat […]

  • 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 […]