Provide people education on brain injuries, stop texting while driving, help provide services to people in need and to help people achieve their maximum potential in life.
La Forest is adamant about sharing his story with others. Citing his own experiences, he says that anytime a doctor or anyone else said he could not do something, it only inspired him to push harder.
“I just tell people that when a door closes you have two choices: Give up or keep going. Let them shut you down or prove them wrong. We all start somewhere, but it’s where you end up that counts.”
La Forest continues to seek further venues for speaking opportunities, especially in March, which is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The month of recognition is heavily supported by the Brain Injury Association of America and its network of state affiliates.