$1,188.50
Jude AQA Victoria Ltd
Jude
$1,188.50
AQA Victoria Ltd
Jude
Jude

Jude's page has now expired

1045 days ago, Jude created this page in support of AQA Victoria Ltd.

With the help of Pushing For Spire 2016, Jude gave everything:

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 24 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $1,188.50.

My Story

My name is Judeland. I would like to share my life-changing experience with you which happened during the Civil War in Sri Lanka on September 24 1996. My family and I will never forget that day.

It was the night of September 23 1996, there was a fight in the village. Thinking it too dangerous to leave during the night, we stayed until morning. Once daylight broke, we decided we had to make a run for safety. I jumped on my bicycle and peddled fast down the road, hearing a strange noise, getting close and closer behind me. The next thing I knew a bomb had exploded, a piece hit me in the lower back – I was in shock! I tried to move but the pain was terrible. I couldn’t move my legs.

This war gave me a new name: Paraplegic T12.

Since that day I have been in a wheelchair, but with a determination to never to give up my dream of living a full life, with all of its challenges.

I am taking part in Run Melbourne 2016 to prove to myself that “I am strong and have the will to go through any walls”.

I will be part of the “Pushing 4 Spire” team. This team is raising funds to help sustain their current peer-support program, community networks, short courses, training opportunities and community forums. All of which are designed to mobilise and connect the resources in our community to support people living with spinal cord injury.

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Pushing For Spire 2016

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Last year, AQA Victoria launched a new service brand SPIRE – Spinal Injury Resource and Support Network. In Run Melbourne 2016 we are Pushing4Spire!!
SPIRE is a brand of peer-support created to energise and promote the value of people's lived experience with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), in informing and supporting others with SCI to help them tackle issues of life.
Spire is about connecting people through networking, contributing, participating and building a community around what is important to them as their navigate their pathways through life.
Everything that we do is informed, resourced and facilitated by people with real lived-experience of SCI: www.spire.org.au

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Pushing For Spire 2016

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Last year, AQA Victoria launched a new service brand SPIRE – Spinal Injury Resource and Support Network. In Run Melbourne 2016 we are Pushing4Spire!!
SPIRE is a brand of peer-support created to energise and promote the value of people's lived experience with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), in informing and supporting others with SCI to help them tackle issues of life.
Spire is about connecting people through networking, contributing, participating and building a community around what is important to them as their navigate their pathways through life.
Everything that we do is informed, resourced and facilitated by people with real lived-experience of SCI: www.spire.org.au

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