a standing ovation…
For those of you out there who have followed Cavin Balaster’s story and are curious how his presentation at the NORA conference was received this weekend…
…the title says it all.
In mingling afterwards, some of the comments shared with me were:
“the best TBI survivor presentation in a long time…”
“unbelievably good. I wish we could hear it again…”
“a phenomenal person presenting a powerful story…”
“his collection of humor about himself and his information about his path are incredibly powerful…”
Cavin’s message and mission are very powerful and he is quickly becoming a force of nature in the Neuro-Rehabilitative community. Although I had heard Cavin’s presentation a few times recently as part of his “practice audience”, it still gave me chills when he concluded by introducing his mom and Dr. Denise Smith at the end of his presentation. It really was a great moment.
It truly has been my pleasure to meet both Cavin and his mother and to now call them both my friends. In that spirit, I’d like to close this post by extending Cavin’s “shameless plug” and ask anyone who has not yet visited Cavin’s website or contributed to his cause, to please consider doing both.
For those interested, video of Cavin’s presentation is available through NORA.