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Beyond Brain Injury - the podcast by survivors, for survivors about survivors. Our hosts take a candid and fearless dive into brain injury and the world of invisible disability. Brain injury is the #1 killer and disabler of people under 40. A brain injury can change everything in an instant. Forever. Largely invisible, isolated and stigmatized, this community is also where the most incredible comeback stories of resilience, recovery and reinvention live. Beyond Brain Injury sheds light on this community’s silent determination to survive with compassion (and a little irreverence). Our hosts live it every day. They get it - they get you - and they get real about life with a broken brain. Let’s talk about life beyond brain injury, celebrate neurodiversity and make the invisible visible together. Brains….all we are.

Beyond Brain Injury - A Community By Accident Podcast Brain Injury NS

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Beyond Brain Injury - the podcast by survivors, for survivors about survivors. Our hosts take a candid and fearless dive into brain injury and the world of invisible disability. Brain injury is the #1 killer and disabler of people under 40. A brain injury can change everything in an instant. Forever. Largely invisible, isolated and stigmatized, this community is also where the most incredible comeback stories of resilience, recovery and reinvention live. Beyond Brain Injury sheds light on this community’s silent determination to survive with compassion (and a little irreverence). Our hosts live it every day. They get it - they get you - and they get real about life with a broken brain. Let’s talk about life beyond brain injury, celebrate neurodiversity and make the invisible visible together. Brains….all we are.

    BONUS - Get on the Brain Train with Leona Burkey

    BONUS - Get on the Brain Train with Leona Burkey

    This “bonus” episode provides an overview of Brain Injury NS as an organization and the brain injury cause on the occasion of Brain Injury Awareness Month 2020 across Canada (June).
    About Brain Injury NS
    At Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia, we understand how profoundly a brain injury impacts you and everyone close to you. With some 70,000 Nova Scotians affected by brain injury, we also understand how difficult it can be to find services and support to help you and your family with your recovery and return to life, work and the things you love to do.
    We are committed to building a community of support for brain injuries in Nova Scotia through programs, education, resources, and tireless advocacy for better supports and services for brain injuries across Nova Scotia.
    You are not alone. Connect with us. As the only organized voice for the brain injury community in Nova Scotia, we are here to help, and we want to hear from you.
    About Today's Guest
    Leona Burkey is a long-time non-profiteer, activist and community educator. Leona has been the Executive Director at the Brain Injury Association of NS since 2014 and has a strong family connection to brain injury. Shortly after completing her undergrad in the late 90's, Leona spent several years assisting with her younger sister's care and recovery from a very serious brain injury and coma - a local story of tragedy and resilience well-remembered in her hometown in rural Cape Breton. She also helps her husband run a small industrial safety company and is an active recording artist/singer/songwriter. Leona has a Graduate Certificate in Adult and Community Education from the University of Calgary and is a recipient of the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award.
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    Covid & Concussions with Emergency Doctor, Jen McVey

    Covid & Concussions with Emergency Doctor, Jen McVey

    In today's conversation, Chloe Luckett and Trevor Barras talk with Halifax NS based emergency physician Dr. Jen McVey about the confluence between Covid-19, returning to work after battling with a complicated recovery from 4 concussions. and lessons we can take from brain injury recovery and those living with brain injuries to help us through these uncertain times.
    About Today's Guest
    Dr. Jen McVey is an emergency physician based in Halifax NS, is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, who also works alongside the Halifax Mooseheads hockey team in sports medicine amongst other amazing things.  Jen’s story lends an unique perspective to these challenging times – returning to work after sustaining her 4th concussion since 2013 has coloured her experience with patients in the emergency room and changed her life in ways that had the side benefit of preparing her for work and life during our Coivd-19 crisis.   
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