Wayne, a footy lover living with T4 spinal cord injury, shares his story of being a support worker for Bill, also a footy lover, who has lived with Cerebral Palsy since birth.
By Wayne Bradshaw
One incident that I remember vividly is when Bill fell out of his scooter, cracking his head hard on the footpath outside Richmond Station. An ambulance had to be called to take Bill to the Alfred hospital. I arranged for his scooter to be put in storage, and took his personal belongings back to his house, telling the people who look after him there about what had happened. When I think back on the time I was first asked to take on the role, I feel happy and proud that I decided to help Bill enjoy doing something he loves, and how we have faced and overcome so many challenges together.