And Then It Hit Me Podcast
Episode 21 - Nick Francis’ Story

Episode 21 - Nick Francis’ Story

December 12, 2019

In this week's episode, Frances-Rose interviews Nick Francis, a fighter in the ring and a true fighter in this place called life. Nick hardly survived a tragic accident at only 16 years old but fought with everything he had in him. As he enters adulthood, he now shares his incredible journey as a motivational speaker, boxer and gentleman. 

Episode 20 - Dr. Bernard Ogbiti’s Story

Episode 20 - Dr. Bernard Ogbiti’s Story

December 4, 2019

In this week's episode, Frances-Rose interviews Dr. Bernard Ogbiti, Father, Husband, CEO of Strange Fitness and COO of SafeCare Wellness. Dr. Ogbiti is an established and well-rounded medical professional based in Toronto, passionate about the medical, physical and mental wellness of his community and beyond. He talks about what drives his passion and the importance of seeking medical and mental care when needed - he is a patient himself and shares the benefits of having the support he needs. Listen to Dr. Ogbiti's incredible journey!

Episode 19 - Bryan St. Louis’ Story

Episode 19 - Bryan St. Louis’ Story

November 27, 2019

In this week's episode, Frances-Rose interviews Bryan St. Louis, Father, Husband, Pastor, Fitness Enthusiast and Survivor from the passing of his first-born baby. While Bryan and his wife encountered much pain and heartache, they survived this traumatic experience and overcame the obstacles that were thrown at them. With much faith in their future, they grew closer together and gave birth to their second new-born baby boy. Tune in to hear about this inspiring family.

Episode 18 - Stephen Bianchin’s Story

Episode 18 - Stephen Bianchin’s Story

November 20, 2019
In today's episode, Frances-Rose interviews Stephen Bianchin, a 25-year old Author, Motivational Speaker and inspiring Survivor who speaks to us about holding on to hope in the face of adversity.
 
Steve experienced a serious car accident, which placed him in a coma with life threatening injuries. He was diagnosed with a catastrophic brain injury, and his parents were told that he had little hope of surviving the injuries. When Steve regained consciousness from his coma, he could not talk, sit, walk, read, write, give a thumbs up or even remember his life and family.
 
The Doctors diagnosed Steve with Permanent Vegetative State, however, his mother, Louisa Bianchin, refused to believe it and held on to the day of his full recovery. Steve's healing journey has been filled with challenges, setbacks and successes.  
Episode 17 - Dalton Laino and Will Nicholson

Episode 17 - Dalton Laino and Will Nicholson

November 14, 2019

In this week's episode, Lindsay interviews Dalton Laino and Will Nicholson, two recently graduated physiotherapist in Canada. They share their experience’s thus far from being students working in placements through school and now working as physiotherapist’s at the clinic. They speak about the importance for survivors of trauma to advocate for themselves and find the best possible team to work with to help them meet their goals. Dalton and Will on top of their busy work schedules have an amazing podcast called, ‘The MVMT PT Coffeecast.’ Check them out on Instagram and Facebook @themvmtpts !!!

Episode 16 - Strolf 2.0 Featuring Isaac Levy

Episode 16 - Strolf 2.0 Featuring Isaac Levy

November 6, 2019

In this week's episode, Frances-Rose speaks to Isaac Levy, a functional strengthening and conditioning coach, and Founder of Strolf 2.0. Strolf is well-known to celebrities, NHL, NBA, PGA, and LPG professional athletes. Strolf is a private boutique fitness and wellness studio catering to discerning fitness enthusiasts seeking to achieve higher levels of personal vitality.

Whether your goal is to get in shape and stay in shape, to lose weight and improve nutrition, or to end chronic pain – Strolf is for you. Strolf’s elite team of fitness and medical professionals are committed to client physical excellence by improving strength and endurance, stability and flexibility, balance, symmetry, alignment and nutrition through individualized programs designed to achieve the goals of each specific individual. 

Episode 15 - Michelle Wolfe

Episode 15 - Michelle Wolfe

October 30, 2019

In this week's episode, Lindsay and Frances-Rose speak to Michelle Wolfe. Michelle speaks to us about her experience as a caregiver while she was growing up and how it influenced her decision to start a career in health and wellness.  She speaks about how she balances work and life with her busy schedule.  She is the founder of Muv Forward podcast, which she recently started as another way to give back and help more people. 

Episode 14 - Leslyn & John’s Story

Episode 14 - Leslyn & John’s Story

October 23, 2019

In this week's episode, Frances-Rose interviews Leslyn and John, her closest friends from childhood and the first two individuals to arrive at the hospital on the night of the accident. The accident has taken a toll on the natural dynamic of their friendship - they took months apart to reconcile and connect on the challenges they all faced throughout Frances-Rose's recovery. 

Episode 13 - Amy Sproat’s Story

Episode 13 - Amy Sproat’s Story

October 16, 2019

In this week's episode, Lindsay speaks to her sister, Amy who was one of her caregivers during her recovery.  Amy speaks about the challenges of being a caregiver and how its important it is to take care of yourself first in order to be able to help out someone else.  She also speaks about how challenging it was to see your own family member going through such a recovery and the many ups and downs there were along the way. 

Episode 12 - Emotional Support Animals (ESA)

Episode 12 - Emotional Support Animals (ESA)

October 8, 2019

In this week's episode, Lindsay and Frances-Rose introduce their Emotional Support Animals (ESA), Bella and Twizzler. An ESA is a companion animal that is intended to provide some benefit for a person disabled by a mental health condition or emotional disorder. Lindsay and Frances-Rose speak the benefits of having an ESA.