“… I had a major fall from a horse and landed on my right hip and shoulder. It was a massive problem as I was already a below knee amputee. I had learned to ride with a prosthesis, and represented New Zealand at the Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, winning gold and silver medals.
The fall meant I was in constant pain. I was unable to keep my prosthesis on and didn’t sleep well at all. My job riding, teaching, and caring for horses was severely limited. It was very depressing as I was a very active and competitive person.
I could not believe it when my surgeon, Matt Brick, told me about ARCH. I (went on to have) my hip repaired with a fabulous team of nurses and doctors in a wonderful hospital.
(When I got) back into training I won two major NZ titles and two qualifying scores for Rio 2016.
So thank you for all you do, your generosity. You have restored my belief in there being some lovely people out there in this world.”