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Running for those who can’t

The popularity of fun-runs and ocean swims around Australia has never been greater. People of all ages are signing up for these community events to get fit, have fun, raise funds and increase awareness for a charity dear to their…

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Matt Speakman: Racing for a cure

Last month Matt Speakman won the Queensland Under 1600 Improved Production championship using hand controls against able bodied drivers. As far as we know this is the first time someone with spinal cord injury has become a state champion in…

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ICAP

After 20 years of frontline police work Allan Sparkes grabbed the headlines for his heroic rescue of a child swept down a flooded storm water drain – an act of bravery for which he won the Cross of Valour. Allan’s brother David,…

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SCIA Walk On activity based program

SCIA’s Walk On program has been piloted in Brisbane since May 2008. It is an intensive exercise recovery program which offers a path to maximising functional recovery for people with spinal cord injuries. It is directly based upon the Project Walk…

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