Peter Peer support coordinator
Peter Van Benthem
"You just need to explore yourself and see what works for you."
An electrician by trade, Peter was injured in a motorcycle accident in 1999, when his son was just six weeks old. He went back to study and now works part time for Spire as Peer Support Coordinator.
Peter lives with C4 complete spinal cord injury. He uses a power wheelchair and has an accessible Kia Carnival van in which he is driven by his carers, family and friends. He also uses public transport.
Peter is living with C4 complete spinal cord injury for the past 19 years.