Prior to his accident, author Rhett Brown worked in a variety of jobs, including police
officer, antique furniture restorer, forest service hunter, banker, butcher, handyman
and small-time farmer. He now lives with four full-time caregivers and requires a
wheelchair to get around.
‘My simple presence is a stark reminder that we are not bulletproof,’ says Rhett. ‘And
a reminder to those who have fallen – in some way or other - that as mere mortals we
possess an immeasurable power to get back up again and get on with living life to the
Rhett Brown the Life Saver. Now that’s a strange title for a man in a wheelchair. Why is he in a chair? Why is he labelled a ‘tetraplegic’? What does that mean for him? How does he cope with everyday life?
One day on a construction site … A near suicide, divorce, rehabilitation – any one of these would stretch a person to the limit, but Rhett had them all to deal with. Read his amazing story.