International Snowboarder turns Brain Injury Advocate

Kevin Pearce whilst practicing snowboarding on New Year's Eve 2009, only days before Olympic trials, hit his head on the icy wall of a half-pipe.  Coincidentally the same location where international skier Sarah Burke was to fatally crash in 2012, with serious head injuries.

Relearn how to walk and talk

Despite wearing a helmet, Kevin was left with a  brain injury so severe that he he has had to learn how to walk and talk again, and still suffers memory loss and dizziness.  During his recovery Kevin always hoped to return to competitive snowboarding, however when his doctors finally cleared him to return to snowboarding in 2011, he says, ‘I really understood I needed to change my lifestyle.’

'Love Your Brain'

Only 22 years old at the time, Kevin has since become an international advocate for traumatic brain injury, most recently by releasing ‘The Crash Reel’, a film documenting his 3 ½ years of rehabilitation.  He has now launched a fund to support families of traumatic brain injury victims and a ‘Love Your Brain’ campaign to focus on TBI awareness and ‘the need for everyone to recognise the importance of his or her brain.’

Head Injury UK: Brain Injury Claim Experts

At Head Injury UK our specialist brain injury solicitors support Kevin’s efforts to raise brain injury awareness and importantly to help the families of those affected by brain injury.  If you or someone in your family has suffered brain injury and would like to talk with one of our brain injury solicitors about how we can help with a brain injury claim, contact Andy Shaw for free and with no-obligation.


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