Episode 220: Finding Life After Emergency Brain Surgery: Daniel MacQueen
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Daniel MacQueen is a motivational speaker and podcast host from Vancouver. He lived in London, England in 2014 when he was diagnosed with a non-cancerous cyst that required urgent brain surgery. Daniel was in a coma for four weeks and had to learn how to walk, talk, and smile again.
He is sharing his journey of how he successfully navigated finding the motivation when he was learning to talk again, how difficult the transition was when returning home after several months in the hospital, and inspiring others who may be facing a similar challenge.
Daniel’s podcast, “Play Loose, Look Tight” can be found on your favorite podcast app.
He’s moving forward with intention and purpose helping change the way people view their setbacks.
Daniel has found there’s nothing like a brain hemorrhage to refocus the mind.
Learn more about Daniel on his website: Macqueendan.com
At 28, Dan was leading a healthy, active life. After an optometrist appointment to identify the cause of his persistent headaches was cut short, he was handed a sealed envelope and told to go directly to the hospital. What followed, was emergency brain surgery. On June 21, 2014, Dan’s reality was shattered by a devastating brain hemorrhage. With no map to guide him on the grueling path to recovery, Dan had to rely on his grit, perseverance, and resilience to relearn everything he once knew: how to walk, talk and even smile.
Dan has survived two emergency brain surgeries, weeks in a coma, and months in a rehab hospital. What he found out along the way might surprise you: there is nothing like a brain injury to refocus the mind! Driven by a positive mindset, Dan battled through excruciating rehab exercises to rebuild his life and return to a job he loved.
He’s grateful for the doctors who saved him and the friends and family who supported him. Now he wants to pay it forward. The tools Dan used to build back his life can be used by anyone facing challenges. He will reveal strategies to help you or your team be #BetterThanYesterday and achieve your goals, one step at a time. His action-oriented life hacks will help you tackle anything you face.
Through his talks, Dan has inspired groups at the @NHS London Wolfsen rehabilitation centre, @Headway – West London, a Brain injury association, @Hootsuite, a social media management company and @Spendesk a Fintech SaaS company based in London. His audiences were moved and uplifted by Dan’s story and ready to use his practical approaches to triumph over adversity.
Join Dan to learn how changing your perspective can activate your resilience.
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