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P.A.R.T.Y. Program

P.A.R.T.Y. Program

We participate in the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth  Program held at Kelowna General Hospital. High school students learn about the serious consequences of drinking and driving. They also learn about the potential impact of distracted driving.  
 
BrainTrust provides a meaningful presentation on brain injury and the importance of prevention. Then one of our young clients shares a personal story of brain injury, and how it has changed their life.
 
This impactful program includes presentations from ER doctors, police, and fire departments. Students also visit a mock car crash, trauma room, and the hospital morgue.
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Graham Kunz, a BrainTrust Canada client who sustained a brain injury at age 15, shared his story with students attending the P.A.R.T.Y. Program.

Reaction of Students Who Attended the P.A.R.T.Y. Program

The thing that stood out to me the most was the brain injury survivor. Mainly because of he was telling us about how normal and good his life was and something that happened so quickly completely changed his life forever and he will never have the same life again.

The message that really stood out to me was the survivor story where a guy talked about his brain injury due to a car crash. The guy wasn't even driving, his friend was, and yet nothing happened to him (the friend). The story was very real. As in that we could actually hear from a firsthand survivor, what it felt like, what happened and so on. Having someone that actually experienced a car crash and talked about the aftermath, really stood out to me much more than a teacher talking about car safety for hours. It taught more than one lesson, it showed us how much we can be thankful for and to never take something for granted. Not only that but it amazed me how the guy had a positive outlook despite his circumstances.

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