Marcus Volunteer

Marcus Sander

"Inspired by Wayne, I want to do the same for others."

Marcus is a Police instructor/trainer who enjoys fitness, rowing, kayaking, gym, surfing, traveling, and loves walking his dog. He lives with a T6, T7 complete SCI, which happened after a motorcycle accident in 2012.

Having been a federal policeman for over 25 years prior to his injury, Marcus has always been passionate about being active and fit, and was back into his fitness soon after returning home from rehab, attending a wheelie exercise group once a week at GESAC which he thinks is “bloody amazing”. He also takes boxing classes, does hydro, and rows in a single scull three times a week. Marcus also enjoys travelling, and has visited New Zealand, Bali and Thailand.

Marcus drives a Holden Commodore Sports wagon, modified with hand controls. He uses a manual wheelchair and a cable cross-over home gym to work out. He lives in his own home which has a modified kitchen, and bathroom, access ramps and widened doors. with his partner, Gia.

Marcus has become a mentor because of his own experience of being inspired by another peer support volunteer, Wayne. In Marcus's words, “Wayne was instrumental in my recovery."

Marcus is living with T6 complete spinal cord injury for the past 8 years.