Overcoming the challenges of Quadriplegia
Sam Bailey suffered a spinal injury in a car accident while jackerooing in the Northern Territory at 19-years-of-age, leaving him a C6/C7 quadriplegic. He is paralysed from the chest down with only limited use of his arms and hands and can’t regulate his body temperature. He has lost bowel and bladder control and part of his lung capacity. He has overcome all those challenges to become a farmer, ultralight pilot, public speaker and best-selling author of the book Head Over Heels which he co-wrote with his wife, former ABC Rural Reporter, Jenny Black.