Ross Morrison was injured at 16, now aged 32 he is going to this year’s Paralympic games as part of the wheelchair rugby team.
Ross first got involved with Back Up during his rehab, through his Physiotherapist Julia Folder. Since then he has taken part in Back Up’s multi-activity, ski and waterski courses. He says: “Being able to do these things, despite having a spinal cord injury at 16, had a huge impact on my recovery because it made me realise I could still do some of the things I enjoyed doing before I was injured.”
He goes on to say that “When you are in rehab you learn what you can and can’t do, and with the help of Back Up I realised there wasn’t anything holding me back.”
With the Paralympics around the corner, Ross hopes that: “It will show others with spinal cord injuries that anything is possible with a bit of hard work and dedication and that you have to get yourselves out there!”
On being a role model for others with spinal cord injuries Ross is very modest, however he does say that: “It is a massive privilege and a big responsibility.”To find out when Ross and the ParalympicsGB rugby team are playing follow this link.