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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

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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