Description of the eight-part mini-documentary web series called “A Silent Struggle” —
A Silent Struggle aims to foster empathy, awareness, and a deeper understanding of the profound impact of acquired brain injuries (ABI) on individuals and their caregivers. By sharing these diverse and inspiring stories, the series invites viewers to reconsider their perceptions, challenge stigmas, and champion a more inclusive and supportive society for everyone touched by the silent struggles of ABI.
Episode Description –
Six years ago, Tuan and Kairry’s world was irrevocably altered when their then 11-year-old daughter, Leila, was struck by a distracted driver at a crosswalk while on her way to school. The tragic incident left Leila with a debilitating brain injury, robbing her of the ability to walk or talk. In the midst of this heart-wrenching situation, Tuan and Kairry found themselves thrust into the role of full-time caregivers for their beloved daughter. Their life, once filled with the laughter and playfulness of four children, now revolves around Leila’s recovery. With unyielding determination, they channel all their energy and love into caring for their daughter’s needs, be it administering medication, taking rehabilitation training, or offering emotional comfort. Tuan and Kairry’s dedication knows no bounds, and they are resolute in their mission to help Leila regain the quality of life she deserves. Amid the daily challenges and sacrifices, Kairry and Tuan embody the remarkable resilience of parents who put aside anger and personal desires to ensure their child’s well-being. Their story is a testament to the unwavering love and selflessness of caregivers, showcasing the extraordinary lengths parents will go to support a child in the face of life’s most daunting trials.
The eight episodes of A Silent Struggle are found at https://storiesforcaregivers.com
A Silent Struggle Series producer – Amanda Eyolfson – rollfocus.com
Victoria-based Roll.Focus. video producer Amanda Eyolfson wants to foster empathy, awareness, and a deeper understanding of the profound impact of acquired brain injuries on individuals and their caregivers. Amanda is a grad of the University of Saskatchewan and British Columbia Institute of Technology, and she has extensive experience in media relations and marketing including four years at Tourism Victoria as Media Relations Manager.