Brain damage awareness
Graeme Mazur visited The Marsh Academy to talk to our Year 11 & 10 students on the 16th November.
A passionate golfer, Graeme’s life changed dramatically in January 2000. After having being involved in a serious road traffic accident that left him in a critical condition, he ‘died’ twice, suffered multiple head injuries and had many fractured bones. The accident resulted in Graeme being semi-paralysed and suffering severe brain injury, he had to learn all the basics in life again from how to walk, talk to the long term effects of coping with his life changing disabilities; he has never given up. In times of highs and his many lows Graeme continues to get his life back on track. After many years of rehabilitation he qualified as an accountant and is now rebuilding his golfing career. He is motivated to become a Level 2 coach for golfers with disabilities and continues to work closely with PGA professionals to adapt his golf swing to overcome his injuries. He practises 4-5 times a week only being able to use one arm, which was his least dominant arm before the accident.
Graeme is working alongside the Silverlining charity to raise awareness of brain injuries and making people aware that “No I can’t” is not in his vocabulary just the phrase “Yes I can do it”. One of the students said he left the classroom feeling “inspired and motivated, determined to try harder and succeed”.