Hello, my name is Caleb Rixon, and I survived a major stroke!

Basically, I went from 24 to 84 overnight...

The type of stroke I had was a Grade 5 Subarachnoid Haemorrhage (the highest grading of the rarest form of stroke).

It was caused by a rare brain abnormality that had gone undetected — called a Dural Arteriovenous Malformation (DAVM). 

Initially I was in an induced coma, fully ventilated and I spent over a month in the ICU.

I awoke to discover I’d lost the ability to walk, talk, swallow, see, or breathe on my own.

*I forgot to mention I also relearned to sneeze. Did you know you can do that? You can actually learn how to sneeze?! 

Anyhoodle, this is where my journey to recreating my life began. 

As you well know, the path to rebuilding yourself can be an incredibly isolating trek.

Each of the roads I have travelled have led me here — to creating  and to meeting you!

I’m hoping you’re here to join the rest of us – in rebuilding your life and connecting with peeps who get you.

This is a safe space – where all of us who are touched by trauma – can have a voice. 

It’s a space for you to share your stories and express your thoughts.

Select any of the clips below to hear more of our genesis story – and then come on over to Survivor Snapshot and start telling us yours.

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