One Thursday afternoon I went to work and came home four months later using a wheelchair I had planned on going fishing after work, but just as we were packing up for the day we got a call from the boss asking us to help unload a switch board off the back of a truck […]
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A revolutionary game device for people with quadriplegia has allowed Jay Hooker to find his competitive streak again and compete with others from across the globe, along with his friends. The QuadStick is a mouth-operated joystick which has four sip and puff sensors, a lip position sensor, and a push switch for a variety of different […]
A Papua New Guinean Woman’s Experience of Australian Community-based Spinal Cord Injury Management, Six Years Post-Injury Presented to the Australian and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, 19-21 November 2014 By Joanne Ede, Occupational Therapist, Spinal Allied Health Service of Spinal Injuries Australia Within just months of arriving in Brisbane from Papua New Guinea, […]
Ten years ago, New Farm’s Louise Remilton was like most people who had never heard of Transverse Myelitis. However, all of that changed after she was admitted to hospital with burning sensations in her legs. Louise spent six weeks undergoing many and varied tests, before being diagnosed with the uncommon neurological condition, which affects 1-8 […]
May is always a special time for Mount Sheridan’s Bernadette Nolan – the month that celebrates both the birthday of her young son Jasper and Mother’s Day. Bernadette (Bernie) and her partner Craig thought they may never have children as Bernie has paraplegia and uses a wheelchair. Now 38, Bernie was just 18 when she […]
To say that life has completely changed for Helensvale couple Matt and Kylie Kuhne in the past several years does not do justice to the amazing journey that they have been on. The 25-year-olds have opened two businesses, married, run several large-scale community fundraising events, and most excitingly of all, they welcomed their first child, […]