The 2016 recipient of the Debbie and Trevor Greene Award of Honour is Dr. Garnet Cummings of the Brain Care Centre here in Edmonton.
He’s no stranger to brain injuries. He was heading home from a day shift at the Royal Alex where he served as Chief of Emergency when he was struck broadside by a driver blowing through a red light. That was in 1998.
“Since then I’ve had a total of 12 surgeries and I suffered a brain injury, nothing like what Trevor suffered for sure, but none-the-less a brain injury that’s required me to reidentify myself and recollect my assets and go forward.”
Trevor Greene lent his name to the award. The injury he suffered came in 2006 while he was a reserve soldier serving in Afghanistan. A teenage militant wielding a rusty axe attacked Greene from behind, nearly severing the two hemispheres of his brain. That injury would lead to years of recovery.