Volunteer Speaking Ambassador
Ryan Boyd journey with a spinal cord injury is a unique one, unheard of even.
Ryan grew up riding dirt bikes and competing nationally in Motocross. When Ryan was ten years old, his Dad suffered a spinal cord injury during a dirt bike accident. Less than a decade later, at 18, his best mate and riding partner, Blake had an accident while competing, also causing a spinal cord injury. Not two years later, Ryan fell from his motorbike on the same jump as Blake. The accident damaged his spinal cord and he too is living with paralysis.
Facing the reality of a long stay in hospital and limited use of his arms, the long road to independence began. While in hospital Ryan was introduced to wheelchair rugby and this changed his perspective of life with a disability.
Ryan has great support around him, a loving family and he is optimistic about his future.