Brain Injury Survivor Celebrates Recovery by Climbing 48 Stories

(Aldergrove Star) – After a car crash left Langley resident Michael Coss in a coma for six and a half months, his family was told he would never speak, eat, or walk, ever again. On Feb. 23, Coss will celebrate 15 years of recovery by climbing the 48 stories of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, to raise funds for the B.C. Lung Foundations.

It will be the fourth time for Coss, who is one of the top online fundraisers for the annual “Climb the Wall” event, as is his team, “Neurons in Motion.”

Coss, who describes himself as a “very proud and grateful brain injury survivor,” recently marked the 15th anniversary of his May 18 car crash by posting a public thank-you video to the 27 people he credits for his recovery, starting with his children, their mother, his parents (who moved to Vancouver from Quebec City to help) and his brothers, as well as the dispatcher and paramedics who responded to the crash, and several doctors, nurses and therapists. CONTINUE