On a family skiing holiday in July 2014, 16-year-old Cody Gray suffered a fall that changed her life, and that of her family and friends, forever. Cody shattered the C5 and C6 joints in her neck and severed her spinal cord, leaving her with quadriplegia.
For a talented young sportswoman with an impressive Touch Football career underway at a national level, it was a devastating blow.
But with her typical strength, bravery and determination, Cody is already making huge inroads in her new life, in the toughest of challenges, with the support of parents Sharon and Mick, sister Riley, and an amazing group of family and friends.
Cody is hugely proud to be a new Ambassador for the Wings for Life World Run, an incredible event taking place globally on Sunday May 7. The run raises funds for life-changing spinal cord research, with tens of thousands of participants at multiple locations worldwide taking to the track simultaneously, attracting everyone from fun-runners to … Continue reading Wings Around the World
It’s been a great start to the year: firstly, Cody’s debut as Assistant Coach for the SA Heat women’s team saw their best result to date at the Touch Nationals in March. And now, term one of semester one in her Bachelor of Business (Marketing) is done and dusted at Uni SA – only five … Continue reading 2016 – Inroads and Adventures
True to form, Cody is ending her final year of secondary school with a remarkable achievement. Despite the extra challenges brought on by her accident, she’s finishing year 12 on time, along with her peers, and will be completing her exams in early November. But that’s not all: she’s been awarded a “sporting blue” in … Continue reading Year 12 Accolades