Humboldt Broncos bus crash survivor Kaleb Dahlgren is speaking at the Sanderson Centre in Brantford to share his story through his new book on Wednesday, March 22.
The 25-year-old Saskatoon native released his book Crossroads: My Story of Tragedy and Resilience as a Humboldt Bronco in March of 2021.
Three years prior, on April 6, 2018, Dahlgren was one of 13 people who survived the catastrophic collision near Tisdale, Sask. that killed 16. Among those that died were his teammates, trainers and coaches.
The book details how Dahlgren faced life after the tragedy with resiliency and positivity. He takes a hard look at his experience of unprecedented loss, but also revels in the overwhelming response and outpouring of love from across Canada and around the world. His book also goes deeper to reveal the adversity he faced before his time in Humboldt and his journey since the accident.
From a childhood spent learning to live with type 1 diabetes, to his remarkable recovery from severe brain trauma that astounded medical professionals, Dahlgren documents a life of perseverance, gratitude and hope in the wake of enormous obstacles and life-altering tragedy.
A portion of proceeds from his book are donated to STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service,), the ambulance service that responded to the crash.
As a speaker, Dahlgren is known for his honesty, his inspiration and his captivating storytelling. He will share his message of resiliency and positivity at the Sanderson Centre on March 22.
Tickets are $35 and available at the box office online, in person or over the phone.