And Then It Hit Me Podcast
Episode 26 - Let’s Meet Laura Nordfelt

Episode 26 - Let’s Meet Laura Nordfelt

July 29, 2020

In this week's episode, I interview Laura Nordfelt. Laura is a caregiver to her husband who 9 years ago was in a motor cycle accident. This left him with many broken bones on the right side of his body and a very serious Traumatic Brain Injury. Before the accident they were a couple who worked hard, but played even harder, enjoying adventure and a lot of travel. After the accident the biggest challenge was adjusting to their new way of life. In the podcast Laura touches base on the biggest challenges of being a care giver, the importance of selfcare and how to cope with a loved one experiencing a life changing accident.

Episode 25 - Jessy Munch

Episode 25 - Jessy Munch

July 15, 2020

In this week's episode, I interview Jessy Munch who two years ago was in a serious dirt bike accident.  This left her with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), diffuse axonal injury (DAI) and very lucky to be alive. She has also been sober since February 26, 2017.  She is learning to effectively conserve her energy and choosing which activities to participate in.  Her positive attitude, bubbly personality and determination is an inspiration to me and this makes her a great example to all in the midst of recovery. 

Episode 24 - Sierra Badgley

Episode 24 - Sierra Badgley

July 1, 2020

In this week's episode, I talk to Sierra Badgley who has grown up with, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, then in 2015 she was in a severe dirt bike accident. She now suffers from Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) which contributes to her anxiety and depression, but despite all of this she does not let this stop her.  She is an ambassador for Anxiety Canada and is currently working on her diploma for, Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)/Physiotherapy Assistant (PTAA) program. 

Episode 23 - Ackel Cupid

Episode 23 - Ackel Cupid

June 17, 2020

In this week's episode, I speak to Ackel Cupid a Transformation Coach from Toronto who discusses his serious accident he had 13 years ago just 6 months after moving to Canada from the Caribbean. His real passion was soccer and he dreamed of one day becoming a huge soccer star, but that was all derailed after he was hit as a pedestrian. He talks about the many obstacles and change of mindset he had to overcome during his recovery.  But his main motivation was getting back to his "love in life" soccer.

Episode 22 - I’m back!!!

Episode 22 - I’m back!!!

June 3, 2020

In this week's episode, I discuss why I've been gone for such an extended period of time and what is to come!

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 !!!

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