Canada Cares Caregiver Western Awards Winners 2015

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Canada Cares Awards. Check out their stories and our regional award winners over the next few days. We invite you to share your congratulations and feedback. A special thank you to everyone who entered the coast to coast and to our judges and committee members.

THE LOVING HUSBAND: John Smith, Family Caregiver, Western Region 
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John’s wife, Morna collapsed from a ruptured aneurysm in late October 2002. Remarkably, Morna emerged from her coma, but struggles with the effects of an acquired brain injury to date.

John, a retired professional case manager for individuals affected by brain injuries, works tirelessly to care for his wife. His passion for caring for someone with an acquired brain injury comes naturally as he has selflessly dedicated years of voluntary service for the individual as well as for all those affected by the disorder on a global scale.

He has taken on the cause of acquired brain injury in the province of British Columbia over the past thirty years with a passion best expressed in his own words: “My passion is to help those with an acquired brain injury and their families.”