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The Injured Brain

Summer 2016

Let me say first and foremost that I'm not an expert on brain injuries. Not even close. However, I can say that I've had personal experience wherein a member of my family has been severely affected by a brain injury. After being misdiagnosed by several doctors over a span of 8 years, they would have fallen through the cracks and wouldn't be the functioning adult that they are today had it not been for...

Cape Breton father says daughter with brain injury needs rehab

November 23, 2015

Richard Young is fighting to get his 37­-year-­old daughter Lindsay Young rehabilitative care after she suffered a brain injury in a car crash in 2004. Young says despite numerous requests, the Nova Scotia Health Authority refuses to offer his daughter any rehab. "A lot of times I'm going around with knots in my stomach, you know like, 'God, like what did Lindsay do to deserve this?'"...

All-party committee hears pleas in Grand Falls-Windsor

June 23, 2015

“We’re burnt out. We’re worn out. We need government to take over.”
That was the simple, but emotional, message Botwood’s Carolyn Forsey sent to end her time in front of the All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions during its stop in Grand Falls-Windsor on its provincial public consultation tour Tuesday. Forsey was one of several individuals...