Hard work and lots of love saved me
After an accident that almost cost him his life, Normand Talbot put his fate in the hands of the experts at the Institut de réadaptation de Montréal. The happy outcome is a testament to his incredible will and the quality care he received. This is the story of a true survivor.
On August 17, 2007, at the age of 61, I became a quadriplegic after a head-on collision on a country road in Nova Scotia. My chances of survival were slim, as described by a physician in his medical report: “Less than 50% chance of survival.”
I had to wait until August 30 to undergo spinal fusion surgery in Montreal, after being transported by two ambulances and a plane. After that, I spent two months in intensive care and another month in hospital.