From Near Death to Inspirational Speaker, Soldier’s Recovery From Brian Injury Continues

( – While a sudden attack 14 years ago in Afghanistan took away former Canadian soldier Capt. Trevor Greene’s ability to walk and talk in an instant, his journey back has been marked by slow, continued change.

In 2006, while meeting with elders in an Afghan village on a peacekeeping mission, an axe-wielding teenager split Greene’s skull open and left the six-foot-four soldier, husband and father in a wheelchair back in Canada.

Now an inspirational TED talk speaker, he recently demonstrated his daily routine to keep retraining his brain during a video call from his home in Nanaimo, B.C., on Vancouver Island.

“Rolling over and just dying has never occurred to me. I want to be walking again and maybe surfing, and skydiving again,” Greene said. CONTINUE