I have enjoyed spending most of my life in Dardanup / Bunbury area with my family. I attended local schools and later trained as a mechanic graduating in February 2013.
Prior to my accident I loved rural life, 4x4 driving, downhill mountain biking, our local beaches and all the normal things a 23 year old enjoys in life. This season I competed in my first local motor cross competition racing my KTM SXF 250.
In March 2013 I decided to experience seasonal life on a Kimberly cattle station as a jillaroo. This introduced me to an amazing lifestyle of hard work, long days and the experience I will be able to treasure for the rest of my life.
In May 2014 I returned to the Kimberly for this year's season. On June 24 2014 while mustering cattle on a motorbike I was severely injured. I lay on the hot sand with friend for 4 hours waiting for help.
Because of the isolation it took 12 hours for medical teams to transport me from this site to Royal Perth Hospital. Family met me at emergency and I was operated on the next day with surgeons placing a metal plate to support my spine. I am now an incomplete quadriplegic.
For the last 4 months I have remained very positive and determined whilst spending my days in rehabilitation at Fiona Stanley Hospital, prior to this I was at Shenton Park Hospital Perth.
I will be discharged from Fiona Stanley on the 15th of December 2014 to then start intense therapy in Perth till at least March 2015. After this I will still need to travel to and from Perth from Bunbury to attend further specialist physiotherapy.
I am asking for donations big or small to help assist with the costs associated with the future process. I extend my thanks and gratitude in anticipation of your support.
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