In 2010, Caitlin Saunders was told she may never walk again.
But guess what? Against all odds she will be running a half marathon on October 7th, 2012.
Caitlin is a warrior. She fought every day, even when the battle seemed unwinnable. Soon she took her first step; then another; then another. Now she is aiming to reach her goal of completing the half marathon this Sunday.
Caitlin is going the extra mile, and she wants you to join her. She is spearheading a pledge drive to raise critical funds for the Victoria Brain Injury Society. And there is a great need. Currently, the Society serves...
People who sustain a brain injury experience multiple changes and losses in their lives. These losses become apparent in many areas of a brain injury survivor’s life when they pop up unexpectedly. Common examples include activities like making a quick choice on what clothes to put on or preparing dinner or meeting up with friends or going to work. The implications of these losses are personal, multiple, meaningful, and painful. Grieving these losses can assist people with an ABI to let go of the old in order to develop new patterns and horizons in their lives.
We would like to express our appreciation for the generosity of our supporters:
Arts Bakery, B&C Food Distributors, Cobbs Bakery at Shelbourne, Country Grocer, Fairway Market on Quadra, Market on Yates, Peppers Foods, Peninsula Co-op, Real Canadian Superstore, Red Barn Markets, Safeway at Tillicum, Save On Foods at Esquimalt, Walmart at Westshore, Wildfire Bakery and Wellburn’s Market.
We rely on donations from these generous supporters to make our events a success.
WHAT: Victoria Brain Injury Society's Annual Picnic & BBQ
WHERE: Victoria City Park, next to Crystal Pool (Quadra and Pembroke, opposite the Mowhawk gas station)
WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, from 4:30pm to 7:00pm
WHO: All clients, family members, friends of Victoria Brain Injury Society
WHY: Meet old friends, make new friends, share food and stories, and HAVE FUN!!
We have the Island Savings Youth Team and Penny the Owl joining us for face-painting and games, to satisfy the real-age kids as well as the inner kid in us all!! With the children’s play ground right beside us as well, this...
Think of the last time you went somewhere. Maybe you went to the grocery store, to the park, or to the brain injury society. To get there, you had to plan and follow a route. Planning and following a route is called wayfinding. Research has shown that people with brain injury often have a hard time wayfinding, which may lower access to the community. But hand-held technology is becoming more advanced, and may help people with brain injury to plan and follow their routes.
With this in mind, a computer science graduate student named Nathanael Kuipers began his research on wayfinding in acquired...
The organizations behind the CAP on Poverty will be highlighting an action of the month and sharing regular updates full of opportunities to improve the quality of life for everyone in our community. If you’re looking for opportunities to be involved, or if you’re already working on...