we are both so stoked and can’t wait to celebrate with everyone!
Back in the waves for the first time since my accident 8 1/2 months ago. Just at smiths beach on Phillip Island in some small waves.
Only bigger and better things to come.
I moved back home a week and a half ago now. Its great to be out of rehab (away from that hospital environment) and moving forward with my new life.
Its had its ups and downs. The downs have been obviously getting use to life in the chair. Its been hard trying to find activities to do ( especially on the week ends), because at the moment Im not sure of the things I can do and I feel bad asking mates to do things because I feel like a bit of a burden to them. On the week end I was sitting there not sure what to do because in the past I would of gone surfing, played tennis, kicked the footy at least been outdoors doing something and it was upsetting that I wasn’t sure what I could do. I know this will all get better when I eventually get/think of some equipment to do things.
The ups are that I am continually challenging myself and am getting better at the day to day things, such as getting myself up in the morning and my morning routine, dressing myself, my endurance and strength in the chair, I got myself into the car for the first time the other day with no slide board, I also got my wheels off and folded my chair up and got that into and out of the car all by myself. I have been going around my local town of Newhaven (3.1kms) in my chair, My best time running it back in the day was 10 minutes 05 seconds, the first time I did it in my chair it took me 1 hour, next time it took me 43 minutes then last time it took me 39 minutes.
I am continually getting better and that is keeping a smile on my face.
Recently I have joined the world disability darts association as a board member. The main man Russell Strobel has come up with the idea of a rotating board (The wildfire 137 dart frame) as shown in the video. It allows people in wheelchairs to compete fairly against able body people by having a board that is lower than the normal height of a dart board.
Being in a chair(especially quadriplegics) I rely on other people to do a lot of things, having the lower dart board allows me to go fetch the darts myself which gives me one more thing to add to the list of things that I can do myself.
If you can not hold a dart then there is another option of the satellite board. This board is suitable for higher levels of quads and higher disabilities. It can also be played by blind people. It is an addictive game one that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
I hope to get a video up soon of the satellite board
If anyone has any questions you can contact me on youtube
visit my blog http://www.beauvernon.com or
go to the website http://www.world-disability-darts.org/index.htm
Beau Vernon C5-C6 SCI Quadriplegic. No finger movement or triceps
Was really good times to get back home in the water on a 40 degree day.
was so relaxing and felt so nice to stretch out my body.
Having a look at different options of handcylcles before I purchase one.
looking forward to getting into it and building up some fitness.
Beau Vernon C5-C6 SCI Quadriplegic
practicing for next christmas eve cricket game, reckon I have a few of the boys covered already.
Not bad catching for a bloke that can’t move his fingers…. If I do say so myself.
Beau Vernon C5-C6 SCI Quadriplegic
Lucy and I had the opportunity the other day to meet Roger Federer.
We thought it was going to be a quick hello and the chance to get a photo, but were lucky enough to sit down and have a chat for an hour.
He was pretty similar to what you see on TV, a genuinely good bloke.
A long way from the first time I got in the car and needed 3 people to lift me in.
Slowly getting there!