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Hockey Mom: W5


Catalogue Number:  CTV744
Producer:  CTV
Subject:  Biography, Character Education, Current Events, Documentary, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Medicine, Science, Social Sciences, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2018
Running Time:  13:00
Closed Captions:  Yes


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TSN's Rick Westhead tells the inspiring story of Connie Radunske, the loving mother of a Canadian-born hockey player set to lace up for South Korea at the Pyeongchang Olympics, who never gave up hope after her life nearly ended just minutes away from home. Connie's story of recovery is giving new hope to others with catastrophic brain injuries. After being hit by a car, Connie’s pre-frontal cortex - the part of the brain that manages personality, decision making and social behaviour — had suffered catastrophic damage. As she gradually regained consciousness, she was left with a dramatic change in personality suffering from paranoia, delusional thoughts and intense rage. However, over time, she began to improve. She never gave up.


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