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Jun 18
An ABI Survivor Makes Waves with Pool Therapy
18 Jun, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Weekly pool therapy has changed Kevin Fuson’s life and restored his mobility. Exercise has been and continues to be an essential component in Kevin’s recovery process. His dedication to recovery, positive attitude, and volunteering efforts are exemplary. Kevin sustained an Acquired Brain Injury and experienced significant memory loss. Eventually his memories returned and became a source of motivation. For two and a half years he didn’t even consider getting out of his wheelchair. The return of his memories changed his perspective, especially when he could recall playing hockey from 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. prior to his injury. Kevin played…
Apr 18
Strive Selected as Charity of Choice for Fundraiser in Vancouver
18 Apr, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Awesome news! Strive has been chosen by A Thinking Ape Entertainment Ltd. as their charity of choice for the 2017 Tech's Got Talent fundraiser. They are planning a series of fundraising events including a silent auction and competing in an epic lip sync battle on June 1st. Thank you SO much for your support, A Thinking Ape! On June 1st A Thinking Ape is going head to head with Vancouver tech companies in Tech's Got Talent, an EXCELLENT charitable lip sync battle at The Imperial in Vancouver! All proceeds raised…
Mar 18
Strive to Participate in the 2017 Big Bike Fundraiser in Burnaby
18 Mar, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Strive's enthusiastic team of close to 30 participants and staff will return again this year to ride the Big Bike! All funds raised support the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Last year the Strive to Ride team raised $2708 in total and this year it is our hope that we will take it even further. Our Big Bike ride will take place on May 17th at the Burnaby Home Depot. It's an awesome way to be active, team build, and support a fantastic cause. When you donate or raise funds for Heart & Stroke Big Bike, you help ensure that critical research in hospitals…
Feb 18
Jennifer Publishes her Powerful Story of Recovery
18 Feb, 2017. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
Jennifer has written a refreshing and honest story of her journey through illness and the lengthy process of recovery and healing. Jennifer was recently nominated for the Courage to Come Back Award and she deserves that recognition. This nomination inspired her to take the time to write down her incredible story and create a website. Jennifer is part of Strive's Assisted Independent Living program and we are so proud of her courage and determination. She is a very talented writer and we recommend reading her full story. Below is a brief excerpt. "In June of 2013, I moved into my new Family Care Home…
Jul 18
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Awareness BBQ a Resounding Success!
18 Jul, 2016. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
On Monday, July 11th, 131 individuals gathered at Queen’s Park in New Westminster to raise awareness for ABI. This event was run by the Joyce Strive Centre and Headway, offering an inclusive venue for participants, caregivers, and members of the community. Food was offered, along with games, swag, dancing, and live music from DJ James. There was an interactive Brain Health Station, where participants learned how daily activities can improve their brain health and increase functioning. Also present were two fantastic guest speakers. Tony Mok is a brain injury survivor and BC Brain Injury Association Board of Directors member. He…
May 18
A Powerful Speaker and Survivor of an Acquired Brain Injury Tells her Story
18 May, 2016. 0 Comments. News. Posted By: Strive
June is Acquired Brain Injury Awareness month and we would like to share a story about Jennifer, an individual in our Assisted Independent Living program. One week ago Jennifer had the courage to share her story and gave an incredibly moving speech at Fraser Health’s Acquired Brain Injury Program, Community for Everyone Awards event in Coquitlam. Below is an account of her story in her own words. In 2009, due to mounting fears of the H1N1 influenza, Jennifer’s physician recommended that she take the combination H1N1 seasonal flu shot. Several weeks later she started to notice increasingly concerning symptoms such…
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