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Interview with Kylie - the winner of CBHS 2013 Inspiring health story

05 October, 2014

Recently, we ran a competition through our CBHS Facebook page titled ‘Share Your Inspiring Health Story from 2013’, and we would like to say a huge congratulations to our winner Kylie!

Kylie’s inspirational story revolved around her recovery from a serious car accident, in which her stationary car was rear-ended by a car going over a 100km/hr. At the time of the accident she thought she had walked away unscathed, however a few hours later the damage made itself known. Suffering from what is classified as ‘severe whiplash’, the muscles in her neck and back region were torn away from her spine.

This necessitated an intensive 18 months in physiotherapy, during which time she progressed from strength to strength with determination and positivity. At the start of her program she could barely lift her 6 year old son, and now she’s able to carry 6ft tall adult men through obstacle courses for charity. As well as providing Kylie with access to physio and personal training, which were covered by her health insurance cover, CBHS also helped Kylie to achieve the lifestyle change of quitting smoking, which has had a hugely positive impact on her rehabilitation and general wellbeing.

Kylie’s health goals for 2014 are to become more involved in charity events such as fun runs, and to regain her fitness from where she was at the end of last year before taking off 6 weeks from training over Christmas. However, her ultimate goal that she is working towards is to participate in all 12 of the annual charity fun runs/marathons that are being held next year. This will require a lot of training, perseverance and dedication on her part – and is an amazing thing to do for the community.

For those who are currently suffering from a severe and/or debilitating injury or illness, Kylie had the following advice to help:

“Don’t give up, and surround yourself with people who support and love you”.

Kylie also said of CBHS in her prize-winning entry “It’s amazing what a little determination and a lot of support can achieve”.

If you are having issues with your health, whether it be caused by a car accident like Kylie’s or a chronic disease, then please don’t hesitate to contact our Clinical Health Manager Sam at wellness@cbhs.com.au, call Karen on 02 9843 7620, or Wendy on 02 9685 7567, or you can reach Member Care on 1300 654 123.

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