It was a time to celebrate. They sang and danced with every fiber of their being, while the audience cheerfully clapped along, but this was no ordinary talent show. The performers were all participants of Living Resources Brain Injury Services – survivors one and all.
The room was electric – filled with passionate performances of iconic songs spanning many decades. Modern hits like Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” and Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire” were mixed with 80’s dance tunes from Madonna and Cindy Lauper. A group of men brought the theme from Rawhide to life and when the Cab Calloway’s Minnie the Moocher was performed, the whole house joyfully contributed their part. We were even treated to an interpretive dance and the unveiling of a homemade marionette.
The show was thick with emotion on many levels. Living Resources Brain Injury Services provide individuals who have suffered brain injuries the opportunity to establish meaningful post-injury roles and relationships. They encourage each other when times are tough and enthusiastically celebrate each other’s daily victories. This glorious energy was mixed with the excitement of the first talent show since COVID made its appearance. When they sang Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” as their finale, you know they meant it. Click here to view their performance.
Thanks go to all the Brain Injury staff who work to support their individuals, walking their journey through peaks and valleys alongside them, always encouraging them to take the next step. They are all Super Heroes to us!