Category: People

The local low down on our capital

Ever wanted to take a look around Canberra? Here are a few tips written by our guest blogger, Jesse Aungles… Born with his right leg 10 per cent shorter than the other and his left leg missing the fibula bone and…

Chris Fanning

Chris is newly semi-retired after being a Tourism Lecturer at Flinders University for 19 years. Prior to that she was a bank manager with Westpac. In her late teens she had a car accident that caused a hair line fracture…

Cody Gray

Five years ago, Cody, a year 11 student with an impressive, national touch football career underway, had no idea her life could change so quickly. On an annual family ski trip to Falls Creek, Cody, an experienced skier, landed badly…

Robbie Peime

In 2008 Robbie had a head on collision with a car riding his motor bike. This resulted in breaking most of his body including his back leaving him a paraplegic. He spent just under a year in hospital undergoing rehab.…

Yvie Eglinton

Meet Yvie, A Marine Bioligist and Senior Project Officer with the Department of Environment and Water in South Australia, a wife and mother of two boys. She is an expert in benthic habitats (bethnic refers to anything associated with or…

Meet Clair Crowley!

There are a whole range of people who are affected by Spinal Cord Injury. For the individual themselves, of course an accident or injury is life-changing. As too are the lives of those who surround them, particularly family & friends.…

A world of adventures

Most people only dream of taking a good chunk of time to explore the world.. But for Ben, that dream is becoming a reality! Meet Ben, 23… a lover of life, food, wine, culture, the water and of course travel!…

Alex Welsh

Currently living in Melbourne, Alex Welsh works for wheelchair equipment company, Push Mobility. He grew up in a small country town called Leongatha and started racing motocross when he was 5 years old. A training accident at 17 resulted in a…

The impact of SCI and rebuilding your life

Scott Crowley grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, and spent his early childhood in Adelaide and Auckland, New Zealand. As a teenager his family moved to Vancouver, Canada and that’s where he graduated high school. Being a teenager in Vancouver…

Charles Brice

Charles grew up in Naracaoorte in the South East of SA. He has a passion for sports such as AFL, cricket and nearly all motorsports. He was brought up around aviation and began his pilots license when he was 15. In…

Eliza Stankovic

At 16 Eliza had Meningococcal Disease and ended up with both her legs and most of her fingers amputated as a result. She uses a mixture of wheel chair and prosthetics so in her words, has ‘the best of both worlds’!  She…

Andrew Jamieson

Andrew Jamieson was born in Bunbury Western Australia, but grew up in Cairns Far North Queensland. After completing his studies he returned to Western Australia, working in the demolition industry. It was there at work in 2003 where he sustained…

Emily Tapp

Emily Tapp grew up on a rural cattle station in the Northern Territory (she even had a pet donkey named Noddy) and spent most of her time on top of a horse. In 2011 she had a horse riding accident…

Tim Barnes

Tim Barnes is a 39 year old husband and father of three, living in Adelaide, South Australia! He’s been using a wheelchair for 17 years after becoming a paraplegic when his car was hit by a falling boulder in a freak accident.…

Interview with Scott

Wheelie Inspiring Interview Series: Curb Free with Cory Lee Please tell us about yourself and what you do. My name is Scott Crowley, I am happily married with two kids (2.5 and 5) and we all love to travel. I…