Category Archive: Inspirational Stories


Olivia from Attitude has told of another of their documentaries about another amazing young person who is an amputee. Robbie was born with phocomelia and uses a prosthetic leg; she’s doing her bit to change the world. She’s bringing together sustainability and organic coffee farming to enrich the lives of disabled Mexicans.
Here is a link to the documentary –


This video was passed on to us from Olivia, who works at a New Zealand based TV company, Attitude. Ripu was living in Sydney and finishing a Masters in Journalism when meningococcal septicaemia nearly killed him.  One year later he’s learning to accept and live with his new body.

The film (29mins) is available to watch for free on their website:

May 30

Adaptive Surfers

Check this website for stories of the 2015 World Adaptive Surfing Championships, at which Australia won the world title. The 2016 Australian Adaptive Surfing Titles is a three day event that also aims to gather the Adaptive Surfing community together to meet and discuss how we can work together to develop the sport at …

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Oct 27

Alan Kempster, Amputee Motorcyclist

This link was sent to forwarded to us, about a man who has achieved what many thought would be impossible. Alan Kempster is a right upper limb and lower limb amputee, who not only rides motorbikes, but races them. If there were ever stories about what could be achieved when the desire is strong enough, …

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