A champion Paralympian had to slide down two flights of stairs on her bottom at a cinema. Now she is calling on businesses to make disability access a priority.
He's a champion athlete, disability advocate and now NSW Australian of the Year, so it is natural political parties came calling. But Kurt Fearnley has rejected them all.
The heads of Sport Australia and the Australian Olympic Committee warn that the nation's global sporting reputation will be lost without increased Federal Government funding.
Kurt Fearnley picks up another gong as his marathon gold-medal-winning effort is voted Best Sporting Moment of the Year, with Craig Lowndes voted as ABC Sports Personality of the Year.
For 25 years Kurt Fearnley has made his name as a wheelchair athlete and Paralympian — now the 2019 NSW Australian of the Year is looking to concentrate on a return to teaching.
There is no official medal tally at the Invictus Games, the event instead about camaraderie and rehabilitation. But competitors still share a drive and never-quit attitude that Australian Paralympic scouts hope may foster elite athletes of the future.
Three-time Paralympic gold medallist Kurt Fearnley has been honoured with The Don Award, cementing his place as one of Australia's most inspirational athletes.
Powerchair football is one of the few team sports available for the severely disabled and sets new standards in terms of inclusivity, but still missed out on inclusion in the Paralympics.
After a freak accident left him a quadriplegic, Jake Howe didn't know if he would be able to hold his newborn baby. Next month he will represent Australia in one of the toughest sports around.
For nearly 20 years, Kurt Fearnley has given it his all as one of Australia's most revered wheelchair athletes. In his last representative race, Fearnley displayed all his most important qualities as he finished with marathon gold.