Troy Adams runs through Portage Friday 0
Troy Adams stopped in Portage la Prairie on Friday to raise funds and awareness on brain injuries in Canada. So far, his efforts has raised nearly $50,000. (Jordan Maxwell/Portage Daily Graphic/QMI Agency)
Troy Adams stopped in Portage la Prairie on Friday as he tries to raise funds and awareness for brain injury with his initiative, Troy's Run.
Often a taboo subject, Adams, who is from London, Ontario, said that he's been enjoying his tour across Canada, meeting people and getting the word out.
"We're trying to raise awareness to brain injury and safety. We want people informed that there's a problem right now with brain injury. I myself suffered a brain injury when I was 16 years old," said Adams.
On August 11, 2003, Adams was ejected from the passenger side of a car, which greatly impacted the quality of life he used to enjoy.
"It took nine years of recovery and only now do I have the upperhand. It's taken nine years for me to get back there," said Adams.
Adams was working to be television and radio journalist before the accident. However, the serious injury he sustained cost him his job and much more, he said.
"I went from being the coolest guy in the world to just falling off the charts because if you aren't there physically and mentally then what can people expect of you?"
"It's been quite the struggle. I don't want to focus on the struggles, but just make them known. I want people to know that things get better and we're not in this alone," he added.
Troy's Run is trying to raise $100,000 for his efforts and so far, his organization has raised $50,000.
For more information on how to help the cause, visit his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/jordalemax#!/CrossCanadaRun/info
You can also check him out of Twitter @TroysRun and www.troysrun.ca