A Tetraplegic Farmer?

“I’ve learnt a lot of things about life that I wouldn’t have learnt if I hadn’t broken my neck.” – Grant Calder.

You’d think being a tetraplegic would stop you from being a farmer on a large sheep station in the rugged South Island of New Zealand wouldn’t you? Well not for this guy.

Despite an accident which left him with no feeling below the chest and only limited use of one hand he is still going strong on a 4,500 hectare farm which produces some of the best Merino wool in the world.

In the footage below he talks about the challenges he faces and how he has come to terms with his situation:

“…you’ve got to keep yourself busy, you’ve got to have something to think about, you’ve got to have something to aim for.”

Reminds me of that old proverb: I had no shoes and complained, until I met a man who had no feet.

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