Terry Banks’s Story
Back pain by itself can be debilitating. For Terry Banks of Port Moody, a nagging lower back sprain was only the start of his problems. By the time he made his way to Royal Columbian Hospital’s emergency department weeks later, he was struggling with a number of complications. Now shivering and desperate for help, Terry wondered what was happening to him.
Josh Kujundzic’s Story
Josh Kujundzic had just started going down the steep, unmarked trail near Simon Fraser University – a path he had ridden dozens of times previously – when the 18-year old lost control of his mountain bike and crashed head-first into a tree. Alone at the time, he figures it was hours before he regained consciousness. When he did, Josh struggled to move anything from the neck down.
Susi Kerr’s story
Being active is a big part of Susi Kerr’s life. The Tsawwassen resident is a personal trainer who has her own studio in Vancouver. She has run competitively through high school, university and on the national team. And she and her family have enjoyed waterskiing for many years.
But a serious accident on Harrison Lake during a summer getaway put all of that in danger. In the minutes before she underwent surgery at Royal Columbian Hospital, Susi feared she would never walk again.