Beyond Adversity

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Helping Others Through Art

2016-0415 Bob Ross Paintings

Picture Credit: Bob Ross Paintings

According to the article, “Coming back from a traumatic brain injury is not easy, but one Montreal woman not only healed, but is now helping others through art. Artist, teacher and mentor Sonja Boodajee has had to overcome incredible odds just to be able to stand. ‘It was really hard at the beginning. I really hated myself,’ she said. Sonja and a friend were involved in a high-speed, head-on collision in Mexico 21 years ago. Watch the following video to hear her story.


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Thanks to Sonja Boodajee for sharing her story;  CTV News Montreal for reporting the story and sharing the video; Google for helping me find the article; and all the other people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible to include the picture, video, and text in this post.


Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.