Participant stories

We are proud to share real NIISQ participant stories. Read more to learn how each of these individuals are working to achieve their goals with NIISQ’s assistance.

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  • Ben

    Ben was injured at work as a track work rider in 2017 when he came off a horse in a collision and sustained a spinal cord injury. Ben's injury resulted in his inability to walk and he began to adapt to life with his manual wheelchair.
  • Gamini

    Before he sustained a spinal cord injury, NIISQ participant Gamini spent busy days in his workshop as a diesel fitter.
  • Chris M

    Chris is a Gomeroi man who sustained a spinal cord injury in a motor vehicle accident in September 2017. NIISQ has helped Chris to get back into life after injury. 
  • Ben

    Ben sustained a T4 spinal cord injury in a road bike accident in January 2018. He also sustained additional injuries from the accident including moderate brain trauma, fractured scapula and fractured and broken ribs
  • Chris

    Chris lost his right arm and sustained a traumatic brain injury from a motor vehicle accident in August 2016. 
  • Zach

    Zach lost his right leg and sustained additional injuries to his left arm in a motorbike accident in February 2018. 
  • Savannah

    Savannah sustained a traumatic brain injury from a motor vehicle accident in July 2016 at the age of 19 years old.
  • Jason

    Jason sustained a traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle accident in August 2017. 
  • Wes

    When Wes woke up from a 12-day coma following a serious motorbike accident in 2019, just days after his 60th birthday, he realised his life had changed forever.
  • Drew

    Ask any of Drew’s family and friends what he is like, and they’ll talk about his wonderful smile and fantastic outlook on life. 
  • Lucius…a mother’s story

    Ask any parent and they will tell you that caring for a child can often be challenging. For Briearne, being Mum to 3 year-old Lucius presents even more unique challenges because he is living with a traumatic brain injury, sustained from a motor vehicle accident. 

Last updated: September 2022