Three Seconds

“In three seconds my life was turned upside down”

“As I lay staring at the ceiling struggling to get up, I had no idea what was ahead of me” Prior to his accident in November 2014, Chris’ life was unremarkably “normal”. Just over four years ago, he slipped and fell in his bathroom and injured his neck. Unable to move he lay there paralyzed for 14 hours until his mother discovered him laying in the bathtub. His injury took him through the A-Z of the healthcare system. Starting with a 911 call, emergency room surgery, ICU, inpatient, rehab, outpatient, follow-ups, research groups advocacy, and volunteering. Miraculously he survived to tell his story. Hear how his strength, determination, and faith helped him survive and resculpt his purpose to create a quality-of-life few thought was possible. Contact [email protected] for details and availability.

Media:

September 12, 2017 – Life goes on after Lyndhurst

https://youtu.be/MMSgKnwzTFc

September 24, 2018 – Hospital Acquired Condition prevention

https://youtu.be/8i8NKKKcZB4

October 17, 2018 – Patient Partner nurse awareness training

*** Password for video: cap2019

https://vimeo.com/315878119

November 15, 2018 – CITYTV social media and accessibility in Toronto restaurants (part 1)

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2018/11/15/accessibility-debate-heats-up-on-toronto-restaurants-instagram-page/

July 22, 2019 – CTV Pat Foran Consumer Alert, Theraputix physiotherapy clinic steals thousands from clients

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1735466&jwsource=cl

February 26, 2020 – CITYTV  social media and accessibility in Toronto restaurants (part 2)

https://toronto.citynews.ca/video/2020/02/26/accessibility-advocate-and-restauranteur-join-forces/

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Past Events:

2020

February 14, 2020 Re: Streetcar operator recertification @ TTC Leslie Barns training facility

March 2, 2020 Re: Electric GO bus pilot review @  Metrolinx head office

Upcoming Events:

Fall/Winter 2020 Re: Charity talk @ All Saints Greek Orthodox Church

Acronym List:

1LHIN’s – Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network

2MoH – Ministry of Health Ontario

3MaRS – formerly, Medical and Related Sciences, now Discovery District

4OT – Occupational Therapists

5ACAT – Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit

6TTC – Toronto Transit Commision

7SCIO – Spinal Cord Injury of Ontario

8The Institute for Education Research

9University of Toronto