Guess who was invited to be at the induction ceremony?
ME! Yes, that’s right, me.
|A little while ago I realized that brooding over the past, that led to self-hatred, and not only was it hurtful, but I was a brutal hypocrite. I’d tell everyone who’d suffered an injury that all’s well, and so forth, but my brutal self-negativity was that I told myself all sort of bad things. It was on a trip to Florida that the realization hit, through the help of a 7-year old girl. She had no idea, and I didn’t ask, but it was how she was with me that made me realize how thins are. She didn’t know me before, because the crash happened when she was -3. I don’t remember what I’d said, but I remember the look in her eyes when I'd offered a ride on my scooter with me (pure joy), and how she made me feel. I won’t say it, because referring to myself as awesome would be self-centered, and egotistical. However, thinking it isn’t.
When I got back from that trip, the realization wasn’t short, because of what I’d put into motion. I’d contacted my cousin, who works for a big law firm (Kelly/Santini), who’d offered to be the go-between to her firm’s pro bono division. She did, and it was put into motion. The papers are being drawn up, it’ll take about a year I think, but when it’s up I’ll lead a charity. I’ve been working to think of its name, because “Brain Injury Awareness” is too plain, boring, or matter-of-fact that it might not get approved. My latest idea is “Brain Bang Aware”. I’m not sure if that’ll be it, but it has potential. It’s length is good for Instagram, Twitter, and its own domain.
|I've been invited to NHL's 2019 induction ceremony into the hall of fame! I'm going to take advantage of it by recording my exchanges with pro hockey players, about the invisibility-element of the injury, and hear their feedback on if they felt it.|
It will be aligned with how the charity will evolve. It's not set yet, but what I'm envisioning is a "push technology" centre, where it'll broadcast ideas/concepts about ABI's. At the interviews what I'll try to do is show that what's seen is quite often thought of as how a person is.
|For example, I know people who appear to be unaffected, at all. When they make a mistake because of their injury, while it's not their fault, because they didn't mean to, but to everyone, they did it on purpose.
Mats Sundin, Niklas Lidstrom, Guy Carbonneau, Dino Ciccarelli, Jayna Hefford, Igor Larionov, Larry Murphy, Hayley Wickenheiser, Sergei Zubov, Nik Antropov, Wendel Clark, Al Iafrate, Tomas Kaberle, Joe Kocur, Brian McCabe, Fredrik Modin, Brenden Morrow, Wade Redden, Stephane Richer, Jeremy Roenick, Ryan Smyth, Darryl Sydor, Steve Thomas, Marty Turco.
|I mean, holy cow. Take a read of the players who'll be participating. Because of a whole host of post-recording editing requirements, they're not ready to be broadcast yet, but when they are, you'll see awesomeness!|