Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Time to Get Some Help for Nails

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Time to Get Some Help for Nails

Article excerpt

DAVID Thomas has never allowed the loss of the use of his legs to stop him from living life to the fullest.

But without your help, his disability soon could get the better of him.

Mr Thomas's back was crushed by a tree in an accident nearly four decades ago and he lost the use of his legs.

This didn't stop the former boy scout from continuing to share his love of scouting and the great outdoors with others.

He has trained scout leaders across the country, helped with Girl Guides and also taught children at various schools how to abseil and canoe.

His passion, drive and enthusiasm earned him the nickname Nails, because he is as tough as nails.

It also earned him the Maroochydore resident an Order of Australia Medal in 2008.

But the years of using his arms to compensate for his legs have taken their toll.

His friend Pamela Budge said when he visited the doctor last year he was told ahe has the shoulders of a 90-year-old mana. …

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