Here are a few words from Ashley:
In April of 2018, I was on vacation in Mexico for a girls/surfing trip. On the second wave of my second day I bailed when my board struck me in the head underwater. I didn’t know what happened at the time, I just know I struggled to get back onto my board and I was extremely lucky another surfer saw me and helped me out of the waves. I had no idea I had a concussion until I stepped onto the plane two days later to come back home one person and landed a completely different person. Looking back with what I know about concussions today, the signs were all there, I just wish I knew what I know now.
Since then I’ve been climbing the uphill, rollercoaster battle of Post Concussion Syndrome. I share my story to create awareness to help others so they don’t have to navigate PCS in the dark like I did.
Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with the help of Nick from Concussion Talk. This podcast is dedicated to providing strength and hope, to those suffering from concussions through sharing experiences. Join us to hear recordings of more of our featured speakers, who’ve spoken to our peer-to-peer run concussion support group.
To find out more about the McGill Students for Concussion Legacy Foundation or to get involved visit:
Facebook: Concussion MTL
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1705048183104453
Our free peer-to-peer support group is hosted on zoom and is open to everyone. Links here:
Mondays at 7 pm Eastern Standard Time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86735952566
Tuesday at 7 pm Eastern Standard Time, FRENCH: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89275711957
Thursdays at 10 am Eastern Standard Time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87473900128
Friday at 6 pm Eastern Standard Time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85196426971
To Contact Us:
Concussion Legacy Foundation HelpLines:
Canadian HelpLine: https://www.concussionfoundation.ca/helpline
American HelpLine: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/ConcussionLegacyFoundation/ResponseSurvey.html