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23
Jun

Article in the Age

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/possibilities-not-disability-after-lifechanging-accident-20140620-zsgrq.html

 

Nice article  on me in the age done by Emma Quayle.
Cheers

23
Apr

Taking t-shirt on and off

Taking t-shirt on and off

This video is about Beau Vernon taking t-shirt on and off

A big difference to the video I posted 1 and a bit years ago of me taking off my t shirt.

23
Apr

Transferring in and out of bed

Transferring in and out of bed

This video is about Beau Vernon putting on shoes and socks C5-6 Quadriplegic

Thought I would start doing a few videos to show people how I go about it. Im 20 months post injury and have no triceps and no finger movement and have had to work really hard to get to where I am now. Everytime I tried something for the first time (like transferring, dressing myself, even feeding myself and pushing up a hill), I would think how am I ever going to do this, everything felt way out of reach. To other quads keep working hard and believing!
Feel free to send me an email at beauvernon1@gmail.com

23
Apr

Putting on socks and shoes

Putting on socks and shoes

This video is about Beau Vernon putting on shoes and socks C5-6 Quadriplegic

Thought I would start doing a few videos to show people how I go about it. Im 20 months post injury and have no triceps and no finger movement and have had to work really hard to get to where I am now. Everytime I tried something for the first time (like transferring, dressing myself, even feeding myself and pushing up a hill), I would think how am I ever going to do this, everything felt way out of reach. To other quads keep working hard and believing!
Feel free to send me an email at beauvernon1@gmail.com

21
Apr

Striving to keep improving

Im really happy with the way I have progressed in recent times, and I thought I would put some videos/posts up to show everyone how far I have come and to show other quadriplegics and people that work with quads in their rehabilitation how I go about things.
On the week end I got from the floor to my chair on my own for the first time (using the couch as a halfway point), 2 weeks ago I did my longest ride on the road in my hand cycle 30kms, on March the 1st I had the best day of my life and married the girl of my dreams, and over the last 6 months I have got my license, started kayaking, got rid of my leg bag/SPC and started doing self catheters, started working a couple of days a week whilst continuing my study. I’m also playing wheelchair rugby twice a week and am really enjoying playing a physical team sport again.
Don’t get me wrong, Life has massive challenges, but I’m writing this with a smile on my face.

I would also like to mention how I’m really feeling for 2 blokes and their families who have hurt their necks in recent weeks. James Mcquillan was playing country football and Alex Mckinnon hurt his neck playing rugby league.
The injuries have brought back bad memories for myself and I hope both blokes can see a lot of improvement in the first 6-12 weeks.

21
Apr

Getting dressed

Thought I would start doing a few videos to show people how I go about it. Im 20 months post injury and have no triceps and no finger movement and have had to work really hard to get to where I am now.
Everytime I tried something for the first time (like transferring, dressing myself, even feeding myself and pushing up a hill), I would think how am I ever going to do this, everything felt way out of reach. To other quads keep working hard and believing!
Feel free to send me an email at beauvernon1@gmail.com

21
Apr

Self Catheterising (hanging a leak)

Best thing I’ve done is ditch my leg bag and get rid of my SPC. The first few months was hard but well worth it. I forgot to mention I go to the toilet every 4-6 hours and I dont have to wake up in the middle of the night.
Thought I would start doing a few videos to show people how I go about it. Im 20 months post injury and have no triceps and no finger movement and have had to work really hard to get to where I am now.
Everytime I tried something for the first time (like transferring, dressing myself, even feeding myself and pushing up a hill), I would think how am I ever going to do this, everything felt way out of reach. To other quads keep working hard and believing!
Feel free to send me an email at beauvernon1@gmail.com

21
Apr

Alternative to transferring onto the couch

Thought I would start doing a few videos to show people how I go about it. Im 20 months post injury and have no triceps and no finger movement and have had to work really hard to get to where I am now. Everytime I tried something for the first time (like transferring, dressing myself, even feeding myself and pushing up a hill), I would think how am I ever going to do this, everything felt way out of reach. To other quads keep working hard and believing! feel free to send me an email at beauvernon1@gmail.com

29
Dec

brotherly love

My brother Zak made this video for me for Christmas, I couldn’t help but tear up when I watched it (I was coming off 5 hours sleep. Thats my excuse and I’m sticking to it haha).
Family is something I treasure and I feel so fortunate to have a brother that is my best mate.
Being his older brother I feel that I have always been their to protect, help and look out for him. He has returned that 10 fold since I hurt myself.
Cheers little bro

1
Dec

Going to the gym

If you didn’t catch this video going around a while ago then check it out.
I really enjoyed going to the gym back in the day, and its nice that I’m still able to. I love keeping fit, and even though I struggle getting my heart rate up, Its nice to get that feeling of doing a big work out.
I find keeping fit great for everyones mental health, if you suffer from stress, anxiety or depression I would highly recommend getting involved at a gym or a sporting club.

The video was entered into the ‘Focus on Ability’ short film competition and was the winner in the Corporate Film category. You Me Us did the video and it is great exposure for them, a group that aims to achieve inclusion within the community.

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