Wes Haws, to speak at the Brain Injury Alliance March 14 th , 2020. Having suffered a traumatic brain injury, Wes Haws, owner and founder of Blue Zoo Aquariums was recently the keynote speaker in the Pacific Northwest at the BIAWA for survivors/sufferers of brain injury.
In 2010, Wes as running a farming operation in Ethiopia when he was struck in the back of the head with a wood ax, by a villager. He had a long hard road ahead of him which included a number of brain surgeries, several years of recovery as well as lingering partial blindness. Wes shares that it was a fish tank, of all things, that changed his path and aided in his recovery. He loved the science and beauty of the saltwater tank and taking care of coral, for example, motivated him to learn once again. Wes hopes use his experience to inspire children through his aquariums, in a fun, hands-on experience.