Geraldine sustained a C6 spinal cord injury in 2013 following a cycling accident. She lives in Sligo and is a strong advocate for people with disabilities in Ireland. Her site offers friendly advice and support to newly injured spinal cord people and their families. From issues of exercise, transferring, equipment, clothes etc and showing new ways of relearning day to day tasks whilst living with a disability.
Geraldine has a Masters in Research from NUIG, Research area is Neuroscience, and also holds a first class honours degree in Physiology from NUIG with twelve years experience in quality standard adherence and two years experience working in a global healthcare organization. She has a problem solving mind focused on quality and is driven, passionate and determined with a love of sports and the outdoors.
In June of 2018, she was awarded a Courageous Citizen’s Research and Development grant to Improve the quality of life for physically disabled people through sport. Geraldine has created this peer to peer platform which focus’s on inclusiveness and aims to connect people within and beyond existing communities and improve their health and wellbeing, both mentally and physically, through the power of sport.This website aims to provide insight, education and learning for the person with the disability, their families and to the wider community about the importance of physical activity to leading an independent lifestyle and overcoming personal challenges.