Four years later, following her successful surgeries, Julie now experiences a daily life that is a far cry from the pain and debilitation that followed her accident.
‘I find myself smiling and utter a quiet “thank you” every time I lift the bridle over my horse’s ears, reach for the top shelf in the supermarket, hug a grandchild, or undertake some of the tasks in life we take so much for granted,’ says Julie, who has recently been able to return to part-time administration work.
‘Without the amazing expertise and modern technology at Flinders University, I would not be able to do what I do today,’ says Julie.
Advancements in hand and upper limb treatment and care is dependent on equipping the next generation of medical practitioners and researchers with new and innovative knowledge and technology, all of which requires funding.
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Looking forward to a future without limits, Julie has returned to her love of hiking and is enjoying her time riding Lewis, her Arabian horse. She says, 'Lewis was a present to myself once I was deemed fit enough to ride again.’