The courage to heal

In 1997, Tim Giblin had just put out a cigarette - and the next thing he knew he woke up at Toronto Western Hospital. He had suffered a brain aneurysm and had been in a coma for a month.

Once Tim was stable, he was transferred to Toronto Rehab. He arrived in a wheelchair and was unable to speak. He felt fearful and sad, worrying his life would never be the same. A therapist at Toronto Rehab told him to remember he would eventually heal and get better, but the process was day by day.

Today, Tim volunteers at Toronto Rehab and helps counsel patients who are finding the courage to rehabilitate.

He knows from experience rehabilitation isn't about recovering to who you were, but having the courage to discover who you are now.