The Crash Reel
Champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce’s epic rise, life-changing fall and inspiring road to recovery were chronicled in The Crash Reel, the acclaimed HBO documentary by Oscar-nominated director, Lucy Walker. With dramatic footage from the film that brings his moving story to life, Kevin shares his stellar snowboarding career before the crash and his spiritual and physical journey to accept and overcome his traumatic brain injury. This is an unforgettable story of family, strength, determination and the triumph of the human spirit in overcoming even the greatest challenges.
[This presentation can also be made as a movie screening followed by a Q&A]
The Road to Recovery: A Patient’s Perspective
Six months in a coma. Three months in the hospital. Years of intensive therapy. Kevin’s challenging road to recovery since his 2010 accident has included tremors, eye surgeries, physical and psychotherapy, and a journey that continues to this day. Kevin personalizes the perspective of a patient recovering from traumatic brain injury, providing inspiration to TBI patients and valuable insights to caregivers. He also highlights why it is important to “Love Your Brain,” sharing his own regiment of diet, meditation, yoga and exercise. This moving presentation illuminates the patient journey through Kevin’s experience. It also reminds those who work in healthcare of their very special calling — and the extraordinary difference that they can make every day.
The “Care Reel”
Kevin Pearce’s recovery isn’t just a story of his own perseverance and strength. It is also the story of the dedicated healthcare professionals that were there with him every step of the way — and the extraordinary family that stood by him from the time he awoke from his coma to this day. Sharing scenes from The Crash Reel, Kevin celebrates the contributions of his caregivers and how they inspired his own commitment to give back. This includes Kevin’s touching relationship with his brother, David, born with Down Syndrome, and the tireless support of his mother, Pia. A heart-touching presentation that celebrates the love of family, salutes the contributions of caregivers and honors the healthcare professionals that transform lives.