Bradley Dean Nightclub Attack Survivor is Ready to Share His Story And His Purpose!
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A young South African who was left for dead in a nightclub attack over 18 years ago is taking back his life… and sharing his purpose!


Johannesburg, South Africa (19 February 2022) – After a brutal nightclub attack as a young student, Bradley Dean Silberman suffered brain damage that almost killed him, but that incident also helped him find his purpose, and the young South African wants to share that purpose with the world!

It was on a night in November 2004 when his life drastically changed. He was 22, studying engineering and Maths, and the Wits University rugby team captain.

He was out dancing with friends at a popular nightclub, celebrating a birthday and looking forward to the summer holiday before an unprovoked attack by a bouncer left him lying in a hospital emergency room, unconscious and unable to breathe on his own, and awaiting a life-saving brain operation.

“My family and friends rallied around me anxiously, believing that the relationships that they had with me were forever changed. Their lives became machine-like; like automatons, they existed only to get through the day and to be there to support me through the next. With hardly any words of encouragement to go by, my supporters believed, as the doctor later articulated, that I would spend the rest of my days blowing bubbles in the corner of the room,” Bradley explains.

After being in a coma for two weeks, breathing through a tracheotomy, with significantly compromised sight, minimal balance and intense headaches, Bradley managed to slowly regain his physical strength, improve his eyesight and learn how to walk, talk and swallow food again.

“Each milestone and each minor response to treatment was a miracle, an affirmation of myself, and a reminder of the therapy and the power of prayer, which were incentives to keep up the hard work to get me back.”

After more than two years of rehabilitation – occupational therapy, speech and hearing therapy, psychotherapy and physiotherapy – Bradley had recovered sufficiently to take care of his needs, something nobody believed he would ever be able to do.

“I felt that I received a second chance in life, and a new purpose, which was to help and heal and enhance the world around me. As a result, I embarked on massage and healing courses and opened up a corporate wellness company, Rejuve. I have since done courses in life coaching, meditation and mind power, and I am now a guide, speaker and writer on healing, finding purpose and living more abundantly and meaningfully.”

18 years later, his long journey to recovery and the search for answers through coaching, integrated therapies, and meditation gave him the strength and skills to take back control of his life.

In his first book, Bradley shares his personal story and the life-changing lessons he gained along the way. The young South African believes that we are all born with a purpose.

“A purpose of growing, learning and enriching the world around us. It is the key element that we search and yearn for daily, irrespective of our successes. The choices we make in our life are derivatives of our purpose, which often go astray, leaving us in the dark.”

To learn more about Bradley’s journey and order his book, click here.

Bradley Dean Nightclub Attack Survivor is Ready to Share His Story And His Purpose!
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