Eight years ago, Jake Howe faced the very real prospect of never being able to hold his son. Just moments after texting his girlfriend, who was only three months’ pregnant at the time, to pick him up from a 21st birthday party, Jake was dropped on his head in a play-fight with a mate on the Barrack Street Jetty in Perth, WA.
In what can only be described as a freak accident, he was paralysed immediately, and spent the following months – while simultaneously preparing for Lucas’ birth – relearning how to use his hands, eat and shower.
Fast-forward to 2020, and Jake is a World Championship silver medallist on track to represent Australia once again at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, where the Australian wheelchair rugby team, the Steelers, will be aiming to win their third consecutive Paralympic title.
Jake, who is yet to taste gold at a major …Read More