Liam Marnie’s fall from the back of a mate’s ute after hitting a wombat hole on the Yorke Peninsula resulted in a month-long coma in ICU, then months of intensive rehab to learn to walk again, speech therapy, and fatigue management.
Liam’s road to recovery has been long and he has set himself ambitious goals. Liam is now driving again, regularly going to the gym to improve his strength and has his sights set on surfing and getting back to work.
“The LSA have been fantastic. They looked after me and showed me the way to go,” he says. “Now I go to the gym a lot, I know everyone there and it’s different than rehab. It’s social and helps my physical goals.”
Liam’s current focus is getting back to work and is considering whether to retrain to become a gym instructor or return to carpentry.
Liam firmly believes that the only thing stopping you from achieving anything is yourself.
“You can do anything, but you’ve just got to put your mind to it,” he says.