Zane Conroy has personally thanked Appco Group and its employees for helping to make his dream of walking again a reality.
Thanks to funds donated by Appco Group, Zane, who has been wheelchair-bound since 2009, was able to take his first steps with the help of an exoskeleton device, which costs AUS$95 an hour to use.
“It's thanks to everybody involved and the funds raised through the Coast 2 Coast (C2C) 2014 charity cycle event that I’ve been given the opportunity to use this technology,” said Zane.
“The physical benefits after just one walk are already showing as my breathing is easier, my legs are a lot less stiff and my blood circulation has drastically improved.
“Another massive thanks to all the C2C sponsors, to you again Chris Niarchos and Appco Group – I couldn’t have done it without you.”
Zane tragically injured himself in 2009 diving into Sydney Harbour and instantly breaking his neck.
Appco Group sponsored the 4,000km Coast 2 Coast 2014 charity cycle, which took place in Australia earlier this year to raise money for Zane’s care and medical costs.
Appco Group UK Senior Call Centre Manager Glendon Evarts is a close friend of Zane’s and has played a lead role in promoting the fundraising for Zane.
Watch Zane take his first steps in this inspirational video.