In this episode, miracle survivor Nick Mercer shares the urgent nature of family and friends in helping loved ones recover, even if it takes years. He also shares a crucial tool that helped him through his tragedy.
Hello! Thank you for stopping by! This is launch week for Concussion: There IS Hope, a podcast bringing awe and respect for concussion survivors and their families. Whether you’ve had a concussion or not, there are insidious dangers associated with concussions that all people need to know. Did you know a second concussion on top of a first can cause immediate death? It’s this kind of information you deserve to have; every family needs to know what I’ll be sharing in the episodes to come. Concussions are everyone’s business, and that’s why I’m launching this podcast. I want everyone to stay safer than I have, suffering through my 10 concussions.
Today’s sneak peek is into the life of Nick Mercer. His story is incredible. In 2003, Nick had been working on his Master’s of Public Administration at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. He’d played water polo for nine years previously and decided to start triathlons. On a smoky day due to a local fire, he was on a bike ride with several friends when he swerved to avoid an oncoming rider. He crashed into a tree, shattered his helmet, ending up in a two-week coma with a traumatic brain injury. He had to learn to walk again, go through two years of rehabilitation, to learn to speak again, and to live with constant double vision. Yet none of that would stop him from completing his Master’s. Two years after that horrific crash, he returned to the university and completed his degree. He then worked in Ottawa and then in St. John’s for the Provincial Government. On top of this, he has battled cancer and overcome more than most people in a lifetime. His work in spreading the word about resilience through his podcast, Concussion Talk, his book, Detour, and through his public speaking inspires many. In this episode Nick shares the urgent nature of family and friends in helping their loved ones recover, even if it takes years. He also shares a crucial tool that helped him through his tragedy.
To arrange Nick Mercer to present to your group and to connect reach out to him at:
Podcast: Concussion Talk
Website: www. ConcussionTalk.com
As always, seek the advice of your care provider before making any adjustments to your life after a concussion.