INTRODUCING – Presumption of Illness for First Responders in British Columbia . ** WARNING – THIS VIDEO MAY CAUSE TRIGGER ** Introducing Presumption of Illness for First Responders Iin Br… ** WARNING – THIS VIDEO MAY CAUSE TRIGGER **This has been a very difficult post to try and write. How do you explain in words […]

Interview at Roundhouse Radio

**YOUR CITY, YOUR VOICE – ITS NOT WEAK TO SPEAK** ON THE AIR with Don Shafer – Roundhouse Radio Listen now – Interview topics – * PTSD / First Responder Mental Health – Awareness * Presumption of Illness – Bill M203- Shane Simpson for Vancouver Hastings * St. Florian’s Knights Fundraiser * Trev Deeley […]

Please welcome Terrance Joseph Kosikar to the BC Legislature

Member of the Legisltive Assembly – Shane Simpson welcomes Terrance Joseph Kosikar to the BC Legislature. POWER OF THOUGHT – “Please welcome, Terrance to the Legislature” One hour after the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics was over, most of Canada was cheering, and celebrating. Unable to bare the overwhelming amount of guilt, shame, and the unforgiving […]

Prison guards flip tire to bring awareness to PTSD

Original article published on by GLENDA LUYMES AGASSIZ, B.C. — In the shadow of a guard tower at Kent Institution, correctional officers added their voices to the first responders calling on the B.C. government to do more to help those struggling with work-related post-traumatic stress disorder. “It’s — not — weak — to — speak,” the officers […]

PTS Awareness – Day 1 – I RELAPSED

** I RELAPSED ** By trying to get as “HIGH” as possible … up Cloud 9, on Whistler Blackcomb ,with our tractor tire to raise awareness to Post Traumatic Stress, Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery. Day 1 – Flipped 1.7 kms – 728 Vertical meters Our goal also was to bring more public awareness to Bill M203, […]

I’ll FKING KILL YOU – (sign of Post Traumatic Stress)

20 minutes after Nodar Kumaritashvili was pronounced at the Poly Clinic, some fancy suited guy from the Vancouver Olympic Committee comes walking into the room, looks at us, and all he says was, “WE DO NOT TALK ABOUT THIS TO NOBODY”. “Not our friends, not our family, not our co- workers, not the media – […]


HEROS ARE HUMAN – LAST KISS EVER IT IS CRITICAL THAT FIRST RESPONDERS UNDERSTAND THAT ASKING FOR HELP WHEN NEEDED IS A SIGN OF STRENGTH .. NOT WEAKNESS Only 20 minutes after RIP Nodar Kumaritashvili, was prenounced at the Poly Clinic on opening day of the 2010 Winter Olympics, we had been given strict instructions […]

Post-traumatic stress survivor launches book and tour

Original article published Jan 3, 2017 – Jennifer Thuncher / Squamish Chief Though it has been almost seven years, Terrance Kosikar’s voice still fills with emotion when he recalls the tragedy. Kosikar, 43, was a first responder at the Whistler Sliding Centre when Georgian luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili fatally crashed during a training run on the […]

Recovery Is Possible: A Paramedic’s Story

TWC Alumni Clive Derbyshire Shares His Truth On CBC Together We Can alumni and first responder Clive Derbyshire was recently asked to conduct a video interview on CBC News Vancouver. Clive shared his thoughts pertaining to the overdose epidemic in our city as well as his own personal struggles and triumphs in recovery. Paramedics and firefighters […]