UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA AND HELPING OTHERS
“As founder of Backstrong Adventures and charity BackStrong Trust (www.backstrong.org.uk), I have a great passion for helping others to overcome or accept ailments, illness, injuries and trauma, and encourage all to focus on a more positive future with great personal achievements. Due to a horse-riding accident, I broke my back and faced a long and gruelling journey back to near full strength which has involved numerous surgeries, spinal treatments, and years of physiotherapy. It was my determination and fighting spirit, combined with a love of the outdoors, that kept me focused on my goals.
Although I am fully aware of my new limitations, I have discovered this does not mean I miss out on exciting adventures or experiences. Instead, I have discovered that as long as I adapt how I tackle each challenge, I can achieve so much. It’s this mindset and passion that I want to share as I help others achieve their dreams as part of their own personal journey. And that’s what makes BackStrong so special.”
Gillian Fowler, Founder