"On August ninth of 2003 I suffered a brain injury as a result of an on track motorcycle racing accident. I spent 20 days in the hospital of which 12 we're in intensive care no memory for 16 days, the last 8 were in a private room on the neurological ward of the QE hospital in Halifax Nova Scotia. They were planning to admit me to the rehab center for 3 months to start. I convinced them to allow me to go home instead. Determined to overcome my injuries I worked relentlessly and get to a point where I was able to convince people I was completely healed. It was a lie, I had a fear of being labeled, restricted and discriminated against. Eventually my injury came to the surface send ended up suffering from depression accompanied by addiction and the inability to participate in a healthy relationship. Knowing my own body and mind I attributed my conditions and situations to my injury. After speaking with several therapists, counselors and physicians who disagreed I started to feel defeated. After becoming aware of Troy's run I have once again seen hey glimmer of hope. I am NOT alone.
I would like to seek some guidance toward a positive direction to help survivors so fewer and fewer people will have to face the challenges and struggles within society that people like Troy and myself have had to endure."