The benefits of sports are endless; they provide good blood circulation, strong muscles, better coordination and a balanced body.
Not only are there physical benefits, but the mental benefits are enormous. These benefits are inclusive of those with disabilities.
For people who were not born with a disability and instead were later injured or fell sick- a long and intensive rehabilitation plan helps them adapt to life in a different way.
One of the most beneficial activities that can improve the health and well-being of any person with a disability is sport.
Kirra Benfer, daughter of Tony Benfer who has mastered a wide range of disability sports, says her dad is an inspiration to her and she has never doubted his abilities for a second.
“I look up to him and he is my hero. Without him I’d be nothing,” Ms Benfer said.
In 2010, Tony Benfer left his home in Ipswich to go to work on his motorbike, like every other morning, but was then hit by a car that ran a red light.
The crash resulted in Mr Benfer losing his right leg, a pinkie and damage to his elbow.
“I usually woke up early to say goodbye to him, but that morning I slept in,” she said. “I woke up to these massive loud bangs at the front door and was confused and got up to check out who was there, I opened the door and saw about 5 police officers at the door who told me and my Mum that my Dad was in terrible crash and was in a lot of pain.”
Source: Project Open Doors