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Kath Volunteer

Katherine Reed

"I have never let my SCI stop me from doing the things I have always loved!"

Katherine is unstoppable. She currently runs a farm, is renovating a house, works as a Disability Support Worker, competes internationally and interstate in wheelchair basketball, AND is planning her wedding!

Oh, and she completed a solo road trip to Darwin and back via Alice Springs (www.thesebootswerentmadeforwalking.blogspot.com) and recently completed a Diploma in Horse Business Management (which involved riding 4‐5 days a week as part of the course requirement.)

Katherine lives with a T4, T5 complete SCI as a result of a horse-riding accident in 2008, and uses a manual wheelchair and standing frame. She drives a Volkswagen Golf modified with hand controls, and lives with her fiance in Tasmania. 

Katherine has also been the inspiration for her mum, Annette, to start Rural Help at Hand (www.rhah.com.au) that aims to offer help and support to rural people who suffer a debilitating injury or illness. Recently, Katherine has been writing a blog on her experience with pregnancy and childbirth as a para, which you can read at http://parapregnancy.blogspot.com.au/

Kath is living with T4 complete spinal cord injury for the past 9 years.