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Im really happy with the way I have progressed in recent times, and I thought I would put some videos/posts up to show everyone how far I have come and to show other quadriplegics and people that work with quads in their rehabilitation how I go about things.
On the week end I got from the floor to my chair on my own for the first time (using the couch as a halfway point), 2 weeks ago I did my longest ride on the road in my hand cycle 30kms, on March the 1st I had the best day of my life and married the girl of my dreams, and over the last 6 months I have got my license, started kayaking, got rid of my leg bag/SPC and started doing self catheters, started working a couple of days a week whilst continuing my study. I’m also playing wheelchair rugby twice a week and am really enjoying playing a physical team sport again.
Don’t get me wrong, Life has massive challenges, but I’m writing this with a smile on my face.

I would also like to mention how I’m really feeling for 2 blokes and their families who have hurt their necks in recent weeks. James Mcquillan was playing country football and Alex Mckinnon hurt his neck playing rugby league.
The injuries have brought back bad memories for myself and I hope both blokes can see a lot of improvement in the first 6-12 weeks.

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.


  • Evan Lowden says:

    Love getting updates on your progress. You are an inspiration to myself and many others. Thank you for continuing to share your stuff.

  • Minnie stubbs says:

    You are amazing as well as inspirational. We love watching your videos so keep posting. Great job Beau xxx

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