Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to co-host the Up Your Volume Podcast with Nicki Bove. Her mom and co-host, my good friend V (AKA Paleo Boss Lady) Capaldi, is too busy taking it to the streets and preparing for her TEDx talk, and I am very honored to be a backup for this and probably one more […]
About Cavin Balaster
In 2011, I fell two stories, suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, and was comatose for 12 days. I was diagnosed with a diffuse axonal injury -- Approximately 90% of people with this type of injury never regain consciousness. After relearning to eat, walk, and talk, I began a journey to spread awareness about health and recovery.
So I broke my clavicle last month. How? Was I juggling fire on a unicycle while practicing acro yoga? I might as well have been. The bottom line is that I was trying to challenge my abilities with the goal of further rehabilitating, but I was doing so in a dangerous way. You see, I […]
Cavin will share his insights into important factors that aided his recovery & how it feels 5 years later after suffering his injury.
Cavin and Alek sit down to reflect on the five year anniversary of Cavin’s severe traumatic brain injury and the lessons he’s learned along the way.
I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed live on the “Living Full Out” show with Nancy Solari!
Mother’s Day marked the five year anniversary of my severe traumatic brain injury. Here are five important lessons I’ve learned along the way.
Cavin and Alek interview Dr. Lynn Hellerstein to talk about her book “See it. Say it. Do it!” and her methods for finding success in life, healing, and rehabilitation.
Cavin and Alek discuss TBI Model Systems Centers with Clinical Research Coordinator for the Brain Injury Research Center of Mount Sinai, Gabrielle Guetta.
It was a great honor to have been given the “Teach Believe Inspire” award from the Brain Injury Law Center, and I’m excited to share my interview! Last December, I was given the “Teach Believe Inspire” award from the Brain Injury Law center. Included in the group of monthly award-winners are some very powerful and passionate voices, often survivors […]
Cavin and Alek interview TBI survivor Kimberly Archie about her life and work on the front line of protecting child athletes.
Relearning to talk after my brain injury was a tremendously difficult and arduous feat. What few people realize is that…
Cavin and Alek interview musician and TBI survivor Cristabelle Braden about her organization and the power of music through rehabilitation.
Cavin’s brain injury journey is astounding. His experiences and accomplishments since returning from the brink of death are incredible!
Dr. Leonard PressPress Vision
Cavin takes you on a captivating journey of challenging experiences that leads to an amazingly successful recovery. Cavin is a remarkable person who conveys a remarkable message in each of his talented motivational speeches.
Chip Howe, M.A.Mary lee Foundation
Cavin is wonderfully articulate and takes you through his long rehabilitation journey which involves expert medical care, intense family support, and several ingenious therapy procedures.
Susan R. Barry, Ph.DFixing My Gaze
I’ve never heard a more superb and comprehensive combination of humor, courage, and integration of knowledge on how a patient with traumatic brain injury has put his life back together.
Dr. Curtis R. BaxstromNeuro-optometric Rehabilitation Association