After a brutal attack as a young student, which left him unconscious, unable to breathe on his own, and awaiting a life-saving brain operation, Bradley Dean Silberman is sharing his story to help others find their purpose.
Silberman’s life drastically changed in 2004 after going out to a popular nightclub with friends where an unprovoked attack by a bouncer left him lying in a hospital emergency room. He was 22 at the time, studying engineering and Maths, and the captain of the Wits University rugby team.
His inner circle rallied around him anxiously. “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,” he recalls.
The doctor later expressed that he would spend the rest of his days blowing bubbles in the corner of the room, and after being in a coma for two weeks, he slowly managed to regain his physical strength. His eyesight improved and he learned how to walk, talk and swallow food again.
“Each milestone and each minor response to treatment was a miracle, an affirmation of myself”, Silberman said. He recovered sufficiently to take care of his needs after more than two years of rehabilitation, which no one thought would be possible.
After feeling like he was given a “second chance in life”, he discovered a new purpose, which was to help and heal. His website details how he embarked on massage and healing courses, life coaching, meditation, and even opened up a corporate wellness company, Rejuve. He is now a guide, speaker and writer on healing, “finding purpose and living more abundantly and meaningfully.”
In his book titled BE THE BUBBLE, Silberman shares his personal story and the life-changing lessons he’s gained along the way, a powerful toolkit with hard-won life lessons. He hopes that his “gift of awakening” will be able to inspire others to create a “global state of consciousness, mindfulness, purpose, love, peace, security and magic.”