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27
Nov

Baby on Board

I am hoping to start back up my website and keep it regularly updated. I thought of no better way to kick things off then to let those that dont know, Lucy and I are expecting our first child in March!!! Yay, I feel so privileged and excited, Lucy is going to be the best Mum and I can’t wait for the next chapter of our lives.

Due to my circumstances of being in a chair, Luce and I had to go through the expensive IVF process, and were very fortunate it worked first time. We have one frozen egg left but because Lucy wants a million children we probably will have to go through the full process again. I do ask Lucy how we are going to get anywhere with a wheelchair and a million kids but she seems to think it will be fine.
Lucy got a call on a Saturday, we were playing away at Bairnsdale, and at half time she gave me the thumbs up from a distance, I wasn’t sure if this meant she had won netball, or well done to me (we were up by about 10 goals at half time and the team was playing very well), or she was pregnant. haha. It was the latter, which I didn’t find out until a couple hours later.

20 week scan
We are currently 23 weeks pregnant, that is a photo of our 20 week scan. We didn’t find out what we are having but the dry cleaner man told us we are going to have a girl….. So he must know! haha
Not knowing what we are having makes for more time trying to come up with names. I seem to have a special knack for ruining every name we come up with. I think my name game will work best like my homework use to… Last minute.
Lucy has been very fortunate that she has had no morning sickness and her energy levels have been quite good. She played in the B grade netball Grand Final which they won (Go Leongatha) when she was 13 weeks pregnant, she had to be moved out to wing defence because she couldn’t get off the ground to rebound in goal defence. She blamed this on being pregnant but I blamed it on Lucy thinking she could eat as much as she wanted as soon as she found out she was pregnant.
So the next 17 weeks I am hoping to do a lot of planning to see how I am going to get actively involved with our child. Lucy has come across a company called ‘Solve disability solutions’ who are a voluntary service that assist in modifying equipment for people with disabilities. www.solve.org.au
At work they have a count down to the first AFL game of the year. It’s the exact same date our baby is due. 118 days to go! Cant wait to meet you bun!
18
Aug

Open Mike – Fox Footy

For anyone that has asked me for a link to the open mike interview, here it is.
Thanks

 

6
May

Channel 9 news story

24
Sep

Senior Football Coach of Leongatha

I’m really proud and excited to have been announced as the senior coach of the Leongatha Football Club.

It’s a big challenge ahead, but one which I’m really looking forward to.
I’ve always been one to study the game and have probably always know that one day I would coach. If it wasn’t for my injury I would probably be putting my hand up to coach the side now as a playing coach. And why should being in a chair change that.10632856_468300173309980_8744438931762410742_n
Leongatha has a proud club history winning at least one premiership in every decade since the 1920’s. The club has missed the finals for the last 2 seasons and I’m looking forward to playing my part in getting Leongatha back up the ladder where we belong. Two current day players to have come from Leongatha are Jarryd Roughead and Dyson Heppell.
One of my main aims is to build a strong club culture, one which gets the best out of players on and off the field, and which has a big focus on developing local junior players.
22
Sep

Europe Vacation

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOver the winter University holidays Lucy and I went to Europe for a month. We did a week in each of Ireland (mostly Dublin), London, Amsterdam, Paris and 2 days in Dubai. We had an absolute ball, none of which

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Im not sure what my favourite place was, probably Dublin as it gave us a chance to catch up with a couple of our best mates who live over there.
Accessibility wise it wasn’t to bad, we knew we were going to have difficulties and if your prepared for that then its ok. Hardest thing was probably finding disabled toilets. Im very fortunate I am able to get around in a manual wheelchair as a
lot more planning would need to be done if your in an electric chair.IMG_1140

22
Sep

Wedding

After 10 years together in March this year Lucy and I got married.
The weather turned out a treat, overlooking San Remo back beach for the ceremony and a cruisy cocktail reception at the back of my parents house.
We had the best time imaginable with family and friends, but the day goes by so quick.

I’m so happy and grateful to have someone in my life that I connect with on so many levels, we have so much fun together and I couldn’t of dreamt of a better wife.

Just like to thank everyone who helped celebrate and also set up the wedding. Especially Melissa at Shmik Event Design who organised and set up everything and made the reception and ceremony look so amazing. Would highly recommend her for any event.L2L_Vernon-131 L2L_Vernon-303 L2L_Vernon-333 L2L_Vernon-451 L2L_Vernon-479 L2L_Vernon-512 L2L_Vernon-527 L2L_Vernon-528 L2L_Vernon-540 L2L_Vernon-548 L2L_Vernon-574

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

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