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Baby steps towards getting back into water sports. Such as bodyboarding and kayaking.
7th of November

Beau Vernon

On June 23rd 2012 my life changed forever. A normal incident in a normal game of Aussie rules football left me with C5-C6 quadriplegia. In an instant I went from a 23 year old who never sat still, to spending 8 months in hospital and looking at the prospect of spending my life in a wheelchair. Before the incident I played any sport and would be up for any outdoor activity and even quit a commerce degree at the thought of sitting down to work all day. Things have definitely changed for me. Until recently, my family and I had no idea about spinal cord injuries. This is why I want to share my experiences of living with a spinal cord injury and the difficulties that come with it. The support I have received from family, friends and even people I haven't met has been unbelievable, I just want to show you all what you have helped me achieve and that I'm going to live a normal and happy life, even if it is in a chair.

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  • Darren oneill says:

    Hi mate have faith in your own self . You have the ability to heal yourself. Which you are well on the way to. My mum had cancer and I went with her to the specialist in st vinnies melb he gave her the news that it was in operatable and it could be weeks or months my sisters and my step dad my mum all broke we worked out I made up some crap so I could go back in. I put him on the spot and said hey you made them all cry and gave no real clue to possible survival. I asked him have you seen anyone survive any thing like this. He answered no. I thank him for his honesty and replied my mum is tough as she will show you it’s possible.mum done the treatment and seven years later still not a cancer cell. I suggest you begin writing your book titled getting back on the have a communities faith behind you not pity. Think of the chair as an upper body work out you were to lazy to do so your legs are forcing your arms to muscle up. Create your own reality. Your the captain of your destiny won’t even be miracle because I’ll be able to say told you so.

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