Sailors with disABILITIES

Just a Few Short Months after Losing his Right Arm and Leg... Brett Whiteley is out racing with SWD.

Brett Whiteley was just 44 when he lost his right arm and leg in a head on collision with a ute. The ute was overtaking and didn't see Brett coming the other way. brett whitely swd

 

In Brett's words:

"It's tough to have things taken away from you. I lost my arm and my leg, my job, my driving license...

 However, I just made a decision that I wanted to live. And in many ways I was very lucky. I didn't suffer any brain or spinal damage or internal injuries and I healed really quickly.

I've had huge support from my friends and family. And I met a guy in hospital who said I should get out sailing with SWD.

I was nervous at first, but I've been welcomed with open arms. And every time I go out on the boat, I learn new skills."

You can see more photos of Brett and the SWD team here

 

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