Concussions have long been a known risk in professional contact sports like football and soccer. But in 2006—after 13-year-old Zackery Lystedt suffered a debilitating brain injury…
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.
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 […]
As a traumatic brain injury survivor, watching my home team win Super Bowl 50 was incredibly conflicting.
People are often curious as to why I, a severe traumatic brain injury survivor, place so much emphasis on nutrition and supplementation during and after recovery.
Not a single day goes by without immense gratitude for the many developments since my first time with the NORA audience. Now that I’ve been invited back, you can imagine my eagerness and excitement to return!
Meet Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham. Aaron was born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect of the spinal cord which renders the legs useless. He’s also one of the most inspiring 22-year-olds I’ve ever seen. The third of six adopted children, Aaron started riding his wheelchair at skate parks at the age of 8, following the lead of his older brother who […]
In January of this year, I wrote about someone I really admire named Andrea Nakayama. From that post, “Andrea Nakayama’s Functional Nutrition“: In 2013, during the International Conference on Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine in Portland, OR, I was approached by an incredible woman named Andrea Nakayama. Andrea is a “rock star” in the health industry; […]
Four years ago, my life took a drastic turn. I could not have recovered without the help of all of you. There’s an enormous amount to be said for the excellent care that I was given in the acute stages and the therapy that I worked tirelessly at in the postacute, but it was the […]
I’m honored to have been recently interviewed on Austin local news to talk about the role of yoga during brain injury recovery! Modo Yoga Austin, a local yoga studio, has partnered with up with the Love Your Brain Foundation (snowboarder and TBI survivor, Kevin Pierce) to encourage traumatic brain injury survivors to adapt yoga in […]
I am so excited to meet and to join with this group of Doctors, Therapists, Neurologists, Neuropsychologists, survivors and caretakers, Neurobiologists…
There are so many reasons to examine the link between nutrition and brain health. As a brief response to a recent question about my interest in nutrition, here are just 3 lesser-known reasons we should care about the gut-brain axis.
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