Donating to Spinal Life Australia can change the lives of people living with spinal cord damage, such as Yalangur mother Kristy Banks and Brisbane father Dane Cross.
Kristy was a champion jockey before she injured her spine in a fall that left her with paraplegia. Today, Kristy lives on a property just outside of Toowoomba with her husband Dale and four-year old son Nash and still follows her passion of riding horses.
She’s proof that there’s life after injury and, as a member of Spinal Life Australia, she knows that support and professional, personal assistance is always just a phone call away.
Since Dane Cross’ spinal cord injury, he’s has gone on to meet, and later marry, the love of his life Stacey, fathered two beautiful boys, bought his own home and started his own accessibility consultancy business.
Dane is a strong advocate for equality and accessibility for people with a physical disability and wants other people with spinal cord injuries to know that a fulfilling life is possible after injury.
Thank you for choosing to donate to Spinal Life Australia.
About 90 people sustain spinal cord injuries in Queensland each year – that’s one person every four days.
It can take more than $9.5 million to support someone with quadriplegia and $5 million to support someone with paraplegia over their lifetime.
Your donation will help us to continue to:
- Work with Griffith University and The Hopkins Centre in supporting research into next-generation advancements in rehabilitation and work towards finding a cure for spinal cord injury
- Advocate for Queenslanders with spinal cord damage and giving them a voice in their community
- Provide peer-to-peer support and health and education workshops to give people the support and knowledge they need to get back to work or study
- Provide services across regional Queensland so people with spinal cord damage can access services, when and where they need them, closer to home.
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