Thursday, April 2, 2020

Tag: Sarah-Jane Staszak

Woman Goes Adaptive Heliskiing in Valdez, Alaska

Published: June 20, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

A disabled mum achieved her dream of heliskiing and the magical moment was captured in an amazing video.

Stunning photographs show an abseiling instructor mother plunging off a cliff in her wheelchair...

Published: May 8, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

The incredible moment a former abseiling instructor who lost the use of her legs in 2013 after a ‘simple operation on a bulging disc’ was able to dangle off the side of a cliff in her wheelchair has been caught on camera.

Stunning images show Sarah Jane Staszak, 43, with her son Hamish exploring Australia’s scenic Blue Mountains National Park.

The abseiling experience was part of a project by The heART Project which included a full photo shoot highlighting the excitement of the day.

A brave mother’s battle to walk again after she awoke from back surgery as...

Published: October 22, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Sarah-Jane StaszakPanic instantly set in when Sarah-Jane Staszak woke up in her hospital bed and found she couldn’t move.

The 40-year-old mother from Blackheath in Sydney’s Blue Mountains had gone to the Royal North Shore Hospital in November last year to relieve the pressure from a herniated disc in her back that left her with intense nerve pain in her left arm.

Mrs Staszak had damaged the disc while carrying some heavy ropes before an abseil and, after experiencing pain that she described as ‘up there with child birth,’ she signed herself up for a laminectomy – a common back surgery.

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