Thanks for your interest (even if it's only in passing :-).  My story began in India. I am ethnically of eurasian extraction from Kollam in Kerala, but I was born and raised in Bangalore.

Whilst I was completing a graduate medical degree, my family came to live in Australia in 1987.  After my internship, I moved to Melbourne as well and began working,  first as a Hospital Medical Officer and then as a Registrar, in several Victorian metropolitan hospitals, between 1992 and 2001.

In March 2001, I became a quadriplegic after sustaining a complete C5-6 spinal cord injury in a road traffic accident.     

In a quirk of fate, at that time I was working as a surgical registrar at the Austin Hospital and so came to be a patient on the same ward to which I had admitted two spinal injury patients, earlier in the week of my accident.                                    After a year of inpatient  repair & rehab, in 2002  I came home  and began the integration of the new me with my old life.

I am a C5-6 quadriplegic,  which means that I only have normal feeling and movement  above shoulder level. I need help with pretty much all my activities. I have a team of 6 carers that work in rotating shifts every day to get me game fit, up  to the action and then back home again in reasonable shape.

I have a large and remarkably loving family who along with my many trusty friends, ftorm a sturdy life raft for me that I use every day to do everything.

You can view or request a copy of a more detailed   CV via this link 

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 Looking forward to more with you soon,


Mario
 

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