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Terry Evanshen

“The Man Who Lost Himself”

A split second can change the course of an entire life. Football great Terry Evanshen was critically injured in an automobile accident, awaking from a coma two weeks later to find that he had lost 44 years of memories. Today, a truly inspiring speaker, Evanshen tells his story of tragedy and perseverance. With grace and passion, he displays incredible human spirit, motivating audiences to reflect on their own lives in ways they may never have before.

The youngest player ever inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, twice voted outstanding Canadian in the CFL, and a Grey Cup champion, Evanshan spent almost a month in a coma with devastating, life-threatening injuries. When 44 years were erased in an instant, he was without a past and his future looked bleak. But, with the support of his family, Evanshan has slowly—and successfully—rebuilt his life.

Evanshan was the subject of the bestselling book, The Man Who Lost Himself: The Terry Evanshen Story, by June Callwood, as well as the subject of a CTV movie.


Seize Each Day

In his timeless talk, Terry Evanshen tells his genuine, heartfelt story that touches the hearts and souls of everyone in the room. Terry was a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, twice voted outstanding Canadian in the CFL, and a Grey Cup champion, when he became a victim of a devastating car accident. Forty-four years of memories were lost in an instant. He was without a past and his future looked bleak. With the support of family and friends, Terry has rebuilt his scattered life, although the comeback trail has been slow and a veritable rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. He inspires you to look at your life in a way you had never done before. He shows you the never-ending power of the human mind to overcome obstacles. He shows you the incredible perseverance of the human spirit.