Personal Stories

Video Profiles

Nicole McLean

Nicole had been in Bali for just six hours when she was caught in one of the explosions from the Bali bombings in 2002 and lost her right arm. Now a mother of two, Nicole shares her amazing story of survival, persistence, the strength of the human spirit and how the support of family and friends can make a difference.

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Dorothy Maciaga

Dorothy was born with a limb deficiency. Following her arrival in Australia, Dorothy underwent an above knee amputation at the age of 14, to provide her with mobility and independence.

Ren Gallet

At 17, Ren was involved in a motorbike accident in the UK and was given no choice but to amputate his left leg below the knee. Ren is very active in sport. He plays golf and international ice hockey.

Ian Gooch

Ian was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Due to his Type 2 diabetes, he developed an ulcer which would not heal. Ian had a below knee amputation to regain his mobility.