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First time taking off my t-shirt by myself. Enjoy hearing me let one rip.

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.


  • Fran says:

    You keep amazing me. Love you xx

  • Aaron says:

    Beau, you are a dead set legend and an inspiration to many.

  • Deb Youle says:

    Beau, you have come such a long way in such a short time, you will only keep getting better and better, we know how tough you can be, and the support from your wonderful family is amazing. Thinking of you all the time. xoxoxox

  • Leigh McDonald says:

    Hi beau, been wanting to come see you with col for a while now but didn’t know when the time was right , il speak to him soon about when best suits u!! Ur an inspiration mate!! I Think about u often!! Keep fighting and being positive!! Ur a champ!

  • Chris Ross says:

    Well done buddy , great to see this blog happening , you are a real inspiration

  • Mel says:

    I will never take for granted taking my tshirt of again. You are a truly awesome young man! I also had no idea of some of issues that you described as part of the spinal injury. Thank you for sharing.

  • fiona cody says:

    Great work Beau, my daughter is Mia Cody – Law and my son is Struan Law, you all went to Newhaven together, I was at the first fund raiser and the whole community was there, every one is thinking of you and wishing you well. Keep up the strong spirit.
    Fiona Cody

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