‘Lucky’ probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you look at motorcycle enthusiast, Trevor, nursing injuries from head-to-toe.
But this chatty Irishman considers himself the luckiest man alive – lucky that his first-ever motorcycle crash was on the Gold Coast, giving him access to the award-winning Trauma Centre team that he credits with saving his life.
After enjoying a Saturday motorcycle ride with a Learner Driver friend in late October, “I saw him safely home to his driveway and left his house at Bonogin,“ Trevor said. “The next thing I remember, I woke up here three days later.”
“I know I was in a pretty bad way. Eighteen blood transfusions, and two surgeries straight away on my abdomen and internal organs to stop bleeding.”
Over the coming weeks, Trevor lost count of the surgeries to fix his broken bones. Needless to say, there’s a lot of metal holding him together.
“Surgeon Martin Wullschleger - I owe that man a debt of gratitude. He’s remarkable,” Trevor said. “His team is remarkable.”
“I was very, very close to the exit of my life. They have been phenomenal. The work the nurses do in this ward is incredible.
“If this accident was going to happen, I am glad it happened here and not back in Ireland. This hospital is fantastic.”
Trevor is determined to walk again soon and make a full recovery. We wish him the best for the long road ahead.