Helping Rob cope with Tetraplegia

Points West Interview

Rob demonstrating how he opens the curtains

Rob demonstrating how he opens the curtains


Rob starred for a few minutes on Points West today letting everyone know how he intends to get on with his life and that that certainly includes excelling in his Politics and Philosophy degree course.

Another thing that Rob is very keen to do is to help those who find themselves in a similar situation to him but who do not have the same support that he has had. Rob and his family could not be more thankful for the continuous support that everyone shows.

Rob’s brave and inspirational attitude keeps everyone going but hides sometimes the enormity of what he has to cope with such as his inability to control his temperature (shivering is not possible) or dreaded chest problems both of which can mean a rapid return home from Uni is necessary.

Controlling his phone through head switches

Controlling his phone through head switches

BBC Points West reporter Steve Knibbs next to Rob along with cameraman both of whom were inspired by Rob

BBC Points West reporter Steve Knibbs next to Rob along with his cameraman both of whom were inspired by Rob

Getting ready for a trip to Twickenham on Saturday thanks to the generosity of Rob’s carers who bought international tickets as his 21st Birthday present. Fingers crossed for good weather and another England victory!