15 years ago, PJ’s life changed and many of the things that he enjoyed were closed off to him for a number of years. However, thanks to the generous support of others, PJ was able to take pleasure in many of the things that he took for granted pre-injury.
Being part of this community and sharing a lived experience with non-judgemental and supportive staff helped Tess to let go of some trauma and begin to work towards the acceptance of the new normal.
Although I love snorkelling, I just couldn’t imagine how scuba diving with a spinal cord injury would work, but everyone here just makes it so easy for you. It’s such a good feeling to be down under the water – I really just feel empowered and challenged.
Sargood on Collaroy is an absolute godsend. We have stayed so many times now as it is so much fun, and it’s 100% accessible so we can do things as a family and no one has to be left out.
Sargood is a filled with caring and loving professionals who genuinely care about the guests and their lives. Home is not place but a feeling you have when you’ve arrived at a place of peace.
Being a surfer previously, personally, it’s having the staff here with the knowledge and ability to take me out into the surf and to be able to go surfing again is a massive thing.
Our three-week stay was the first real holiday we have had following Belle’s accident. We’ve been on previous holidays where we’ve had to take air mattresses and all that kind of equipment, but here I don’t need to because I know she’s got what she needs.