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Daily Challenges...
To those of us living with the daily challenges of brain injury, The Wings of Phoenix program and the talented, dedicated and supportive staff provide a lifeline of hope that the quality of our daily lives can improve.
S.M.

Brain Injury Facts

Imagine, one day, your brain, this sophisticated control centre is injured. Information processing can become distorted and confused. Everything changes.

Did you know...

  • 50,000 Canadians are hospitalized annually due to an acquired brain injury (ABI)
  • Brain injury is the Number 1 killer and disabler of Canadians under 40
  • Males between the age of 15 and 30, sustain the highest number of acquired brain injuries
  • 50% of injured individuals are below the age of 20
  • Motor vehicle collisions are the cause of half of all acquired brain injuries
  • Over 5,000 children sustain serious brain injuries yearly
  • 1.6 boys are more likely to sustain injuries than girls
  • Did you know that our brain controls every aspect of who we are as individuals
    • our breathing
    • our communication
    • our emotions
    • our movement, etc.
  • Every 5 minutes someone sustains an acquired brain injury
  • Every 7 hours someone dies from an acquired brain injury


Now, imagine not having the financial means to access rehabilitation services.