two men and a wheelchair

Michael Bourne hands over the high-end, ultra-light wheelchair to CHHC Chief Physiotherapist Greg Ewart, who was more than happy to take it for a spin.

Patient Michael is ‘wheelie’ terrific

Sep 14, 2021
This article was published 3 years ago.

Coffs Harbour mountain bike rider, surf lifesaver, businessman, hubby and dad Michael Bourne has used a not-so-pleasant cycling accident to help others.

After a recent spill from his mountain bike, Michael spent some time at Coffs Harbour Health Campus with the Surgical Unit team, and then the Physiotherapy team.

He noticed the hospital could do with another set of wheels, so he turned to his Facebook friends to raise $300 for a near-new, high-end wheelchair, valued at $1500.

Michael hit his $300 target within three hours.

Today, Michael handed over the ultra-light wheelchair to Chief Physiotherapist Greg Ewart, where it will be put to great use in the Fracture Clinic.

A huge thank you Michael and mates for extending a helping hand to others in need of some TLC at the hospital.

two men and a wheelchair

Chief Physiotherapist Greg Ewart test drives the new set of wheels donated by Michael Bourne and his Facebook friends.

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