New records were achieved at the 18th annual Courage To Come Back Awards on May 5th with over 1,500 attendees at the Vancouver Convention Centre and over $1.43 million raised to support Coast Mental Health. Each year, Coast Mental Health hosts this coveted awards gala, an inspirational evening to recognize six truly remarkable British Columbians […]
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Coltyn Liu, 16, of Vancouver, is the 2016 Courage to Come Back Award recipient in the Youth category.
COLTYN LIU NAMED COURAGE TO COME BACK AWARD RECIPIENT Look at him now and you’d never believe his story: hit by a steel vendor’s cart in a shopping mall food court as a toddler, slammed aside like a rag doll, suffering traumatic brain injury which left him having to learn to talk, to walk, to
Christy Campbell of North Vancouver is the 2016 Courage To Come Back Award recipient in the Physical Rehabilitation category.
CHRISTY CAMPBELL NAMED COURAGE TO COME BACK AWARD RECIPIENT Christy Campbell, 41, of North Vancouver is the 2016 Courage To Come Back Award recipient in the Physical Rehabilitation category. Christy had it all: active healthy life; loving partner, rewarding career, happy home, and great friends. Then, in December, 2005, at the age of 31, she
Jemal Damtawe of Coquitlam, is the 2016 Courage To Come Back Award recipient in the Addiction category.
JEMAL DAMTAWE NAMED COURAGE TO COME BACK AWARD RECIPIENT At age 15 in war-torn Ethiopia, he became a child soldier – at the point of a gun. His first escape, stowed away on a cargo ship, left him swimming for his life with other boys, two of whom drowned. In 1986, still a teenager, he
I wanted to do my part and make a small difference by Duncan Robinson Courage as the name implies is taking your life, and having the dream or the Courage to imagine getting through something so difficult, and radically making an impact on your life. By making a radical impact in your life, the irony
Meredith Graham of New Westminster is The Courage To Come Back Award Recipient in the Social Adversity category
MEREDITH GRAHAM NAMED COURAGE TO COME BACK AWARD RECIPIENT by Gerald Haslam Meredith Graham, 27, of New Westminster, is the 2016 Courage To Come Back Award recipient in the Social Adversity category. Meredith’s childhood was influenced by her parents’ experiences of poverty, food scarcity, violence, periods of mental illness, and substance use. Meredith – from
BC-Wide Courage To Come Back Nominations The Power of The Human Spirit You can hear the passion in Lorne Segal’s voice when he talks about The Courage To Come Back Awards. Segal, President of Kingswood Properties Ltd., is the Chair of the BC-wide campaign of recognition, and its number-one cheerleader. “The Courage Awards are such
Courage To Come Back Awards Nominations How do I know who qualifies for a Courage To Come Back Award? The person must be a resident of British Columbia and give consent to be nominated. Virtually anyone who has overcome difficulties and inspires you or others can be nominated. Visit the (nomination landing page) to read