Introducing PBF youth and road injury prevention speaker Nick Dempsey.
In 2017 while celebrating his 21st birthday, Nick dove into his backyard pool, hit the bottom and sustained a spinal-cord injury resulting in him being a quadriplegic. Since his injury, Nick continues to push himself to see what’s possible now in his wheelchair life.
Q: What is your role at PBF?
A:Telling my story and spreading awareness about spinal cord injuries
Q: How long have you been working at PBF?
A: About 4 months
Q: Take us through an average day for you?
A: wake up, complete my morning routine and get out of bed, have a coffee, go to physical therapy, go to any appointments I might have, take my dog for a walk, do some work on my computer, have dinner, go to bed
Q: What do you enjoy most about working for PBF?
A: Being able to spread a positive message
Q: What positive change or impact have you been making at PBF?
A: Giving the youth knowledge about risks relating to partying
Q: Is there a contribution or achievement you’re most proud of being a part of at PBF?
A: Being able to make a difference
Q: What most surprised you about the impact and incidence of spinal cord injury when you began to learn about this topic?
A: How prevalent it is in young people
Q: If you were an animal, what would you be?
A: My dog because she’s spoilt
Q: What is your favourite thing about working for PBF/to reduce the impact and incidence of spinal cord injury?
A: The great people I get to meet along the way
Q: What jobs did you have before joining PBF?
A: I was a plumber before my injury, I also now work for a care company
Q: Why did you start working with PBF?
A: I wanted to share my story to hopefully help others
Q: Tell us something about yourself that not many people know.
A: I represented Australia in water polo
Follow us on Facebook for more
Meet the PBF team: Introducing Nick Dempsey
Introducing PBF youth and road injury prevention speaker Nick Dempsey In 2017 while celebrating his 21st birthday, Nick dove into his backyard pool, hit the bottom and sustained ....
Meet the PBF team: Introducing Myreesa Hurtado
Introducing Myreesa Hurtado, PBF Workplace presenter As a young, adventurous woman, Myreesa lived a full and busy life surfing, snorkelling, riding bikes and exploring Working ....
Meet the PBF team: Introducing Lindsay Nott
Introducing Lindsay Nott, PBF Youth and Workplace presenter On the last day of Grade 12, at the age of 17, Lindsay went for a celebratory swim and broke his neck at vertebrae C5 ....
Meet the PBF team: Introducing Emma Seaman
1 What is your role at PBF I am the Community Engagement / Membership Growth Manager 2 How long have you been working at PBF A little over 3 months 3 Take us through an average ....
Meet the PBF team: Introducing Tayla Stone.
What is your role at PBF IP Engagement Officer, Peer Support & IP Presenter Take us through an average day for you at PBF: Brightening up people’s day on the Fiona ....
Now is the time for giving. There’s still time to donate before tax time.
With tax time around the corner, shorten the gap between your donation and benefit by donating to PBF Australia today You can complete your income tax return any time up until ....
PBF employment program wins award
PBF membership helps us to provide meaningful employment opportunities after trauma, and we are proud to employ over 40 people living with permanent spinal cord injury Many are ....
Meet Ebonny: Ebonny was a very active member of the community pursuing her passion in photography and gaining experience in a bookkeeping career She regularly enjoyed activities ....
This month, the Abilympics 2023 (or Olympics of Abilities) will be held in Metz, France with the aim to improve the vocational abilities of persons with disabilities to reach ....
Road/Workplace/Youth Jodie’s life changed forever when she was struck by a motor vehicle whilst cycling The driver, was over the legal alcohol limit, found to be fatigued at the ....
Joanna’s Horse Ride
After breaking her neck in a fall Joanna is a C3 complete quadriplegic and uses a chin-controlled wheelchair An active PBF presenter Joanna believes that “anything is ....