Richard is one of Sargood’s most long standing and much loved guests. Although he lives in Townsville, Richard’s love for travel and adventure has seen him enjoy frequent stays at Sargood since we opened.
Originally from Seattle, John sustained his spinal cord injury (SCI) less than a year ago and was delighted to be able to stay at Sargood recently, thanks to the support of our community of donors.
Jack came to Sargood with his parents and three brothers and sisters earlier this year, hoping to see what activities might be possible for him to undertake as he adjusts to life with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), but also to have a much needed break as a family on the beautiful Northern Beaches.
Macaulay & Family
Thanks to the kind generosity of our community of donors and supporters, the Sargood Foundation were able to support the recent stay of 12 year old Macaulay and his family.
Ken suffered a spinal cord injury back in 1971 when he was teacher-in-charge of a small school near Wagga. After his initial recovery he was able to walk short distances with the aid of walking sticks.
Over 65, with no NDIS or other funding and a recent injury, Carolyn and her husband Brian enjoyed their first stay at Sargood thanks to the support of the Sargood Foundation.
Dante experienced a spinal cord injury just 7 months ago and is still in rehab. The close knit family is going through a huge transition, trying to adapt to house moves and coming together to support each other though the massive changes that come with a life changing injury.
What a year it’s been for everyone, but especially for Kevan and Jan. This lovely couple from regional NSW have had one blow after another. They had originally planned to visit under the Sargood Foundation’s Colin Apps grant program last year - but an extended stay in the hospital for Kevan followed by a family tragedy and then COVID, meant that their stay was postponed until now.
We arrived at Sargood and were first blown away at the location! We were greeted by the wonderful team on duty at the time and checked in. To say everything (and I mean everything) had been thought of was an understatement, there is no want or need that someone with a Spinal Cord Injury would have that is unavailable at this facility.