Mark Friend is a 28 year-old Deaf squash player from Adelaide and at one point he was ranked number 3 at the World Deaf Squash Championships.
Unfortunately he had an accident in a swimming pool in February this year which resulted in damage to his neck and he was hospitalised and declared a quadriplegic.
After a few months he was transferred to the Hampstead Centre for rehabilitation to teach him mobility and how to live life independently. Unfortunately Mark suffered from depression as a result of this accident.
This is not the only time Mark has been hospitalised as he has had over 30 facial surgeries when he was a child.
The Deaf Community wants to help Mark buy the equipment he needs to give him a better quality of life. One way we are doing this is holding a fundraising event on September 9, 2017 at the Deaf Club, the Night of Superheroes! To buy your tickets, go to this page: www.dcssa.com.au/buy-your-tickets-here.html
For more about Mark, see here for a news item that was published in The Advertiser on 3th of May, on page 40.
Please join us and have fun and meet Mark there!!!
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