Stuart Jones acquired his injury in a motor vehicle accident while he was riding his bicycle to work. He suffered a fractured skull, two fractured vertebrae in his spine and torn tendons in his hand. Doctors initially feared the injury to his skull could claim his life.
In subsequent surgery to repair his spine, it was discovered that Stuart had no movement down the right side of his body. He was told he would require a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
Despite this advice, he defied the odds. Using a special stationary bike, he began to regain movement in his knees. Within a few weeks he was using a standing frame, then a walking frame and then a walking stick. Stuart’s resilience and determination to walk again can be traced back to his time spent in the Australian Army and the values that were instilled in him.
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