What’s your warm up song?
My song for the year is “we weren’t born to follow’ by Bon Jovi
What are you watching on TV / streaming right now?
Friends. I also have a season in the DVD player for when i have a spare 20 minutes
Vegemite: do you keep in the fridge or pantry?
Pantry. Always have to have it on toast with plenty of butter
Favourite other sport?
I have terrible hand eye coordination, so I’m always happy to make up the cheer squad, but I was apart of my high schools Dragon Boating Team in my senior year and we placed 3rd at nationals.
I do enjoy adventure activities, been skydiving twice.
Do you have any tattoos? Tell us about them.
I got 2 tattoos one month before I lost my leg. One was of a cross which is on my right wrist, and the other was a bear on my ankle (because my Dad calls me “bear” as I’m always grumpy when i wake up).
I hadn’t told my parents about them and when I woke from my coma the second thing I said was “well i guess you know about the tattoos now” My dad and step mum started freaking out and I looked down to see both my arm and leg bandaged up. Could have gotten away with it!
To play me in a movie of my life I’d want …
Who was your role model growing up?
Growing up as a able-bod swimmer I looked up to Petria Thomas. Now as a para-swimmer admire Amy Purdy and Louise Sauvage
Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
Still at uni trying to finish my degree. hopefully close to a beach
Are you a cat person or a dog person?
CAT. I adopted a ginger cat from the rescue centre end of last year and named her Rio.