PBF Speaker

Robert Spencer

Program: Youth

“The effects on my family and friends were devastating.  We knew nothing about spinal cord injury and had to learn as we went along.” 

Robert was playing the position of Lock for the North Devils in his usual rugby league football match, he went into a tackle and unfortunately put his head in the wrong place. A player from the other team kneed Robert in the head and the force was enough to break his neck at C7 level.

It was only 2 days before Roberts’s 18th birthday, yet it ended up being 10 ½ months before he even got to go home.  Robert’s goal today is to stay healthy.  He goes to the gym, plays sports and simply gets on with his life doing the best he can.

Book a speaker

Contact Us