Dayla Maisey, BSc
Dayla’s own journey inspired this book. She was moved to write after her
brother was critically brain injured in a motorcycle crash. As the narrator of
this book, she integrates the technical, the practical, the emotional, and the
spiritual to help you navigate your way through the intensely stressful,
fast-paced, high tech environment of the ICU and beyond.
Dayla presents nationally and internationally at conferences, hospitals and
retreats to a variety of audiences including physicians, nurses, lawyers,
social workers, family members and people with brain injury. She has worked
with various levels of government as an advocate for those with brain injury,
their families and their friends. She has contributed to numerous councils,
boards and committees, and presented at the “Visionary Leadership that Makes a
Difference at the United Nations” conference in New York City. Her formal
education includes a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Commerce from the
University of Calgary.
Dayla was also awarded an Honorary Master’s Degree, from Sociedade Brasileira
de Terapia Intensiva (SOBRATI – The Brazilian Society of Critical Care) based
on her work on behalf of families and humanization of the intensive care unit.