Tenacious Jamie's still smiling

Wurtulla's Jamie Lord and his daughter Isabella, 4.
Wurtulla's Jamie Lord and his daughter Isabella, 4. Brett Wortman

A FEW years ago, Jamie Lord had it all.

With a beautiful wife and daughter by his side, life could not get much better.

But as Jamie will tell you, things can quickly change.

In May, 2010, Jamie lost his 34-year-old wife Jayne to thyroid cancer.

Left to raise his two-year-old daughter Isabella on his own, Jamie decided to pack up his home in country Victoria and start a new life on the Sunshine Coast.

But just six months after the death of his wife, Jamie suffered horrendous spinal injuries in a motorcycle accident.

He became a ventilated quadriplegic.

He spent the next 17 months in hospital with his mother Shawn Lord, father Phil and Isabella never leaving his side.

Jamie, 32, now lives in his rented home in Wurtulla where he receives around-the-clock care.

Isabella also has a carer.

"I suppose that I'm the authority figure in the end and Isabella always comes to me to me to ask things. Being here to do that is very important to me."

Unable to work and with a daughter to support, Jamie needs help.

His mother has organised a fundraising raffle with an array of prizes including a $12,500 ski trip to Canada.

Visit jamielord.com.au or phone 0409 844 838.

Topics:  fundraiser, health, jamie lord, quadriplegic, raffle, sunshine coast




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