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Toronto doctor helps other victims of brain injuries

An article about a Toronto doctor who suffered severe injuries in a car accident in 2013 promotes the positive effect of aerobic exercise. Doctors decided to put the accident victim in a three-day-long induced coma due to the severity of his injuries. He explained how he took charge and recovered from traumatic brain injuries, so much so that he could continue his medical studies.

The doctor says he had to relearn how to walk and talk and how to tell time. After his discharge from the hospital, he entered a rehabilitation program. Although there was an improvement, he recognized that his physical and cognitive impairments would need a lot of work before returning to his studies. His determination to recover had him researching methods and ways to recover.

He started each day with a five-kilometre run, and playing his guitar enhanced his fine motor skills. Furthermore, he used his medical school notes to improve attention and memory skills. The positive results allowed him to return to his studies, and he founded an initiative to fund research and raise awareness of traumatic brain injuries.

Through his road to recovery, this TBI victim showed that recovery is possible. However, the financial and emotional damage caused by a car accident could take a significant toll. Medical bills and lost income can cause further anxiety. Fortunately, Toronto's civil justice system makes it possible for those whose brain injuries were caused by other parties' negligence to pursue financial relief. This can be done by filing a personal injury lawsuit in a civil court.

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