Allow us to introduce you to a wonderful member of our Participant Reference Group (PRG): JJ, a 33-year-old country boy at heart, loving husband to the wonderful Jess and father of two energetic boys, aged 8 and 11. JJ has kindly shared his story and YouTube channel RAD RollinAllDay – YouTube  in honour of Spinal […]

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Girl sitting in beach wheelchair

Introducing Ebby Ebby is a 27-year-old who enjoys living at Palm Beach on the waterfront. In January 2020, Ebby was a passenger in a vehicle which was involved in a motor vehicle accident. As a result, she was faced with her injuries which included a C2 ASIA A spinal cord injury. “It completely changed my […]

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Man with prosthetic legs standing in gym

Introducing Travis. Travis sustained both an above knee and below knee amputation in May 2020 in a motor vehicle accident that nearly claimed his life. After two cardiac arrests and being resuscitated twice, he woke up in the hospital with bilateral leg amputations, on significant pain medications and described the initial experience to feeling as […]

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Man in powered chair

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. With motivation to make the most of his situation, […]

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Man in wheelchair fixing engine

“Thanks to NIISQ, I was in the best position to focus on my return to work.”  Before he sustained a spinal cord injury, NIISQ participant Gamini spent busy days in his workshop as a diesel fitter. He now spends busy days in his workshop as a diesel fitter. Gamini’s injury has not stopped him from […]

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Chris M

Man in wheelchair smiling

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.  “NIISQ has made my recovery journey easier. Knowing I have support and help with organising my rehabilitation and care decreases my stress,” Chris said.  Chris […]

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Man rehabilitating after injury

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. “The result of the accident left me paralysed from the chest down with incredible neuropathic pain, bladder complications, severe abdominal and […]

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Man with one arm using bow and arrow

Chris’ recovery is right on target.   Chris lost his right arm and sustained a traumatic brain injury from a motor vehicle accident in August 2016.  Following his discharge from hospital, NIISQ stepped in early to fund Chris’ accident-related medications, provide assistive devices to accommodate his amputation and a three month gym access to help him […]

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Man on crutches

“I honestly can’t imagine not being helped by NIISQ.”  Zach lost his right leg and sustained additional injuries to his left arm in a motorbike accident in February 2018.  Following his accident, Zach chose to be rapidly discharged from hospital to home. The support that he received early on was central to helping him towards […]

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Picture of woman smiling

Savannah sustained a traumatic brain injury from a motor vehicle accident in July 2016 at the age of 19 years old.  She started her rehabilitation journey in the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit (BIRU), Princess Alexandra Hospital where she spent three months receiving intensive allied health therapy. Following her discharge home from BIRU, Savannah continued her […]

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