Hello and welcome,
Thank you for supporting my journey to compete in the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Paralympics.
My story… Immediately after losing my legs in Afghanistan on the 23rd August 2012, I said to the guys carrying me in the stretcher you will see me in the Paralympics.
At that point I wasn't sure what sport I would compete in, but now I have found canoeing and I am aiming for gold on the podium at the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Paralympics.
I have had a long road of recovery and Mates4Mates has supported my journey. I train 12 times a week with my coach Andrea King on the Gold Coast.
There are many qualifying events between now and then which will require a huge amount of commitment and support.
So jump on board and help me achieve this goal, not only for me but for the many men that didn't return home from Afghanistan and of course for Australia.
Mates4Mates proudly welcomes you to Curtis McGrath’s Fundraising site. Firstly we’d like to thank you for your support and invite you to fundraise to help Curtis reach his dream of competing at the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Paralympics.
Whether you are participating in a sporting event, hosting a lunch, doing a head shave, or simply want to let everyone know you are fundraising for such a great cause, setting up an online fundraising page is the perfect idea!
Show your support for Curtis by clicking on the ‘Start Fundraising’ button to create your own online fundraising page!
Mates4Mates supports current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members (and their families) who have physical or psychological wounds, injuries or illnesses as a result of their service for our country.
• Physical Rehabilitation & Wellbeing services
Individual rehabilitation, group training sessions, complementary therapies and recreational activities.
• Psychological services
Evidence based individual and group counselling, relaxation and mindfulness and Equine Therapy.
• Employment and Education Support Services
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• Rehabilitation Adventure Challenges
Including trekking, kayaking, sailing and cycling programs.
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Regular peer support, social events and family activities.
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