Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Life Back at Work

Well it has happened. In December, I received an offer to work as the Executive Director for the Stroke Recovery Association of BC. I am now part way through my first week earning a pay cheque again.

I have always thought that I needed to do something to encourage others in their stroke recovery. Well I believe that this job is where I am meant to be at the moment. This job is the closest thing I can be doing to encourage and still being getting paid. There is a lot to do but I think I have a good background for moving the Association forward and enhancing the opportunities for stroke survivors.

Today was also pretty exciting because my Olympic torch bearer's uniform arrived today in the mail. I think this is going to be an incredible opportunity to raise awareness about stroke survivors in the local and international arenas.


  1. Congratulations Doug! That is fantastic. I'm sure you'll do great work.

    You probably don't remember me--I was one of the 100 or so riders on Tour BC last summer. I was inspired by you then and I'm sure you'll continue to do so for many others.

    Take care and enjoy the challenge
    Inge Zegel

  2. Congratulations! What a great way to celebrate your recovery, 3 years later.

    Do you know what time you will be taking the torch? I'd love to try to make it out to cheer you on before I have to be at work that day.

    Relish the moment. You deserve it :)

    Yun Cheung
    Rehab Services, LGH