Conquer Acquired Brain Injury Walk
There aren’t many people who can forget the terrible accident that injured 5 cyclists in Kanata. Well, I can share something wonderful that has occurred as a result of that accident: The Conquer Acquired Brain Injury Walk in Ottawa organised by Robert Wein. Robert Wein has been such an inspiration to many after he was hit when he was cycling on March Road in Kanata on July 19, 2009 . Robert suffered serious personal injuries including a serious brain injury. Originally, doctors said he had only a 50% chance of surviving, and would not likely walk or cycle again. Robert beat those odds and has been on the road to recovery ever since. His story is an incredible table of someone not giving up and persevering through life’s challenges.
I had the pleasure of meeting Robert shortly after his accident and was so impressed with his determination. Sure enough, Robert Wein has been steadily progressing ever since and has even started riding again. He rides a recumbent three-wheeler. His hard work and determination is paying off. He regularly sees a personal trainer , physiotherapist and is constantly working on his recovery with a goal to walk without the walker one day. The way things are going for Robert, I bet he will.
Today he organised and is leading 130 people in a two-kilometre walk at Andrew Haydon Park. The walk is called Conquer Acquired Brain Injury Walk and the money raised will support Pathways to Independence, an organization which provides housing and programs to those with brain injuries.
I admire Robert Wein and his determination. What an inspiration to not only people with a brain injury but to everyone ! Good luck today to Robert and everyone participating in what is sure to be an excellent annual event: the Conquer Acquired Brain Injury Walk.