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Hi, my name is Eugene, and I am a paraplegic, C5/6, but incomplete. I have been in a wheelchair since my accident during a visit to the UK in June 2014. Due to my age at the time, I cannot apply for assistance under the NDIS, but I have a MyAgedCare package.
My wife Helen is a trained nurse, and we have written a book about our experiences with the accident, 3 months in a specialist UK Spinal, 4 months in the Prince of Wales Sydney, and one month in Canberra Hospital, followed by care at home.
I was an aircraft engineer for 50 years, and have an interest in military history, and I guide at the Australian War Memorial.
Before my accident my wife an I travelled a lot, and we hope to travel more in the future.