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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.

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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