Thursday, June 4, 2020

Tag: Sydney

Beach resort to cater for people with spinal cord injuries

Published: December 2, 2016

A new holiday centre will cater for people with disabilities and their families.

A world first facility has opened on Sydney’s northern beaches to support people living with spinal cord injuries.

The $22 million centre will help people with disabilities reconnect with everyday life.

The pristine resort has breath taking views and a very special clientele, only people with spinal cord injuries and their families can stay.

The number cruncher

Published: August 6, 2011

JOHN Walsh was an avid rugby league player and a star maths and physics student at the University of Sydney with dreams of carving out a career in the US as an astrophysicist.

But his life changed forever one chilly Saturday afternoon in July 1971 when he was barrelled into an unpadded wooden goalpost in the heat of a game. The collision severely fractured the 20-year-old’s spine at the neck level – not that Walsh understood it at the time.

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