In 2010, Brad Nichols sustained a brain injury in a car accident. He is still suffering from that injury. He is only able to teach part-time now at King Edward Public School in Canada, which he cites as evidence of how terrible a brain injury could be.
You wouldn’t think the injury is holding the 32 year-old back by his time in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.
This was his first marathon, and he finished in three hours, 57 minutes, beating his goal of four hours. The Windsor Star reports he also raised $900 to buy bike helmets for children.
Nichols is astonished by how many children do not use helmets when doing potentially dangerous activites like bicycling and skateboarding. He is working with the Brain Injury Association of Windsor/Essex County, and plans to be able to purchase roughly 90 helmets for children with the money raised.