#IAmTheFaceOfBrainInjury

#IAmTheFaceOfBrainInjury

MY LIFE 16 YEARS AFTER ABI By Ria Koning My name is Ria Koning and I was born on December 14th 1941 as Ria Neehuis (my maiden name) in Oldenburg Germany. I tell everyone I am 49 and holding. I came to Canada at an early age and eventually met my husband, Dirk Koning. He passed away years ago in 1986. On August 1,, 2001 I was walking to the local theatre where I...

I Am the Face of Brain Injury – Stephanie, Nancy & Shawn

Stephanie’s Story One of my favorite quotes has always been “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” For my first 29 years, I faced life challenges with hard work and a positive attitude. However, when acquired brain injury (ABI) put the brakes on my life four years ago, I faced a situation where my usual hard work reaction was the least...

Thomson Rogers’ 80th Anniversary celebration

Thomson Rogers’ 80th Anniversary celebration

VOTE FOR OBIA! This year Thomson, Rogers celebrates its 80th anniversary as a law firm in Toronto. Looking back through the years they fondly recall the many clients who have touched their hearts and inspired people with their courage and perseverance. Their admiration for them cannot be easily measured, but they want to try. To commemorate, Thomson, Rogers...

The PABICOP Model of School Reintegration

The PABICOP Model of School Reintegration

A Unique and Individualized Approach By Mary-Ellen Kendall, OT Reg (Ont), Occupational Therapist / School Liaison, Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Community Outreach Program The Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Community Outreach Program (PABICOP) is an outreach program for children and youth with acquired brain injury (ABI) serving the Ontario counties of...

Seasons of Caregiving: Challenges, Skills and Strategies

Seasons of Caregiving: Challenges, Skills and Strategies

By: Janet M. Cromer, RN, MA, LMHC, CCFE There is one description families affected by brain injury often use to summarize their experience — “Life changed in an instant.” No matter the cause or type of injury, life changes and we change with it. Brain injury usually occurs suddenly and we are not given an illustrated owner’s manual for life...

How to Access Healthy Food and Meals in Your Community

How to Access Healthy Food and Meals in Your Community

By Deanna Pellino, nutritionist and brain injury survivor Kylie James, B.Sc. (OT), OT Reg (Ont), Director at Koru Nutrition Inc. On the road to recovery following a brain injury, there are a number of health professionals that come into your life, various medical and therapy assessments that you have to participate in; along with trying to get back to doing...