Trevor Herdman was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire in 1953, the son of a Train Driver and a 'Housewife.' He sustained a Spinal Injury at the age of 19 following a diving accident he freely admits was the result of him, "showing off." He has a degree in Economics and worked in Local Government for 25 years, 18 as Leeds City Council's Principal Disability Equality Adviser - yes, that really was his job title. Trevor competed in the Paralympics in 1984, is an avid sports fan, particularly his beloved Doncaster Rovers, loves books, music, comedy and art, especially sculpture. He's been married for over 30 years, and has 2 children and 9 grandchildren and is currently a Director of the charity SPINE, the voice of Pindefields spinal patients, and a Trustee of Stepping Stones.
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A Picture of a Dead Horse
by Trevor Herdman
In 1972 Trevor was an average teenager growing up in the North of England when he had an accident celebrating his 19th birthday. He broke his neck leaving him paralysed from the chest down. This book follows his rehabilitation through to University, work, love and marriage, all whilst seeking to become a Paralympian. It's funny and entertaining and not just another triumph over tragedy story.
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