“If you can’t stand up. Stand out.”
These are Ian O’Connell’s words and something to ponder today- you can overcome anything in life.
This is his story:
When he was just 16-year-old, Ian became paralysed from the neck down after falling off his bike at Killarney National Park.
After hitting his bike against a log, Ian tumbled over the handlebars and fell.
“The minute I hit the ground, I just heard a crack in my neck and lost all feeling. I didn’t know my body was there,” he said.
After enduring such a horrific accident, Ian’s bravery, strength and positivity is truly remarkable.