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CEO Relearns, Rebuilds After Brain Injury

Published: 25 Apr 2014

On Aug. 17, 2011, everything changed for Jonathan Goodman (MBA'94).

The aggressive, hard-driving executive - at the time the CEO of hugely successful drug distributor Paladin Labs Inc. - had just sealed one of Paladin's biggest acquisitions. Taking a celebratory bicycle ride with fellow employees in the hills north of Montreal, he fell off his bike and hit his head. Despite wearing a helmet, the result was a serious brain injury.

Mr. Goodman, now 46, was in a coma for five weeks, had septic shock, a pulmonary embolism, heart attacks, and he contracted C. difficile, a hospital based-infection. His family worried he would die. He was in hospital for four months, and the struggle back to health took many more months of hard work and strenuous physical therapy. He had double vision, and had to relearn how to walk and run.

Read full article: Globe Advisor, April 19, 2014 

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