As much at home in the water and on the snow as on land, Ben Fawcett was an avid surfer and snowboarder when a snowboarding accident at 18 changed the course of his life forever.
Causing irreparable damage to his neck in a horrific crash-landing, Ben spent nearly two months in hospital in New Zealand before he was cleared to travel home to Australia, where he spent another four months in a rehabilitation clinic.
To those who knew him, it came as no surprise when Ben began competing in wheelchair rugby in 2010, just two years after becoming a quadriplegic. As an intense, highly physical, full-contact sport, wheelchair rugby is perfectly suited to adrenaline junkies like Ben.
After being named Rookie of the Year in 2012, Ben enjoyed considerable success with the Australian wheelchair rugby team, the Steelers, in the four years that followed, culminating in their 59-58 defeat of …Read More