Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Tech Whiz Defies Limits

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Tech Whiz Defies Limits

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Byline: Rachael Murray Rachael.Murray@thechronicle.com.au

CHRISTOPHER Hills is 19-year-old video editor with a client list which includes Queensland Health, Apple and NASA.

He also happens to be a quadriplegic.

The impressive teen, who does his work via a computer built into his wheelchair's headrest, visited his dad Garry's hometown Toowoomba to speak at MyTime, a federally-funded support group run in association with Playgroup Queensland for parents or carers of disabled children.

Garry has been Christopher's full-time carer for the last 11 years and had a simple but powerful message for the group.

"Do not place limits on your children."

He talked in admiration about his own son who once solved a problem for a NASA physicist and worked out ways to open doors for himself using Bluetooth.

As Christopher's carer, Garry said he had developed accidental skills like "home-schooling, wheelchair maintenance, navigating inaccessible buildings and engaging in noisy altercations with disabled-parking space thieves. …

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