Simon Lewis is a film and television producer and author. After earning law degrees from Christ’s College Cambridge and Boalt Hall, Berkeley, Lewis moved to Los Angeles, CA. Hollywood experiences include managing writers, directors and stars, and producing “Look Who’s Talking” and critically acclaimed films such as “The Chocolate War” which was an Emmy-winning international production for HBO and ITV Central.
Lewis is the author of Rise and Shine, his memoir that uses his personal story of recovery from coma to illustrate insights about consciousness. Lewis uses visualizations from medicine, scientific research and digital art to illustrate solutions for society’s pressing problems such as the erosion of consciousness and our need for solutions to extend mind by cognitive and other therapies.
As an advocate for change to educate our children and ourselves, Lewis says we must not take our consciousness for granted. We must screen and detect learning problems diminish barriers, and prevent academic failure to bridge gaps of potential mind and maximize consciousness.
“When I was thirty-five, my wife and I were both reported dead by the first paramedics to arrive at the scene of a seventy-five-mile-an-hour hit-and-run. My wife Marcy died instantly that day. With brain damage from a massive stroke and my body broken, I wasn’t expected to survive either.”
So begins Rise and Shine, a dramatic story of Simon Lewis and his remarkable recovery from a horrific car accident to navigate the health insurance maze, Rise and Shine is an extraordinary first-person account of unexpected tragedy and life-affirming courage.
Rise and Shine demonstrates that patients achieve maximum regeneration to rebuild their lives probably only when there is a great deal of help and support from their family and caregivers.
Enjoy this story about what it means to return to life after a near-death experience. Rise and Shine is an exploration of the nature of consciousness itself, and its a fascinating tale of survival and recovery.
Description: After a catastrophic car accident that left him in a coma, Simon Lewis found ways to recover — physically and mentally — beyond all expectations. At the INK Conference he tells how this remarkable story led him to concern over all threats to consciousness, and how to overcome them.
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