The Paraplegic Benefit Fund may, at first glance, seem like “closing the gate after the horses have bolted” for people who already have a disability.
However, there’s much more to it than meets the eye, and it’s only after having a catastrophic injury like a spinal injury that people may truly appreciate the value of having an insurance policy like PBF’s.
Here’s a short blurb from their website:
Everyday, someone in Australia suffers a spinal cord injury. From workplace incidences, to road and water accidents or extreme sports, the event of permanent paralysis is always unexpected and frequently preventable.
PBF Australia (The Paraplegic Benefit Fund) was established to create greater awareness of these risks, with the aim of reducing the impact and incidence of spinal cord injury in Australia. We help you move forward after a spinal cord injury.
Founded in 1984 by world-renowned spinal surgeon, the late Sir George Bedbrook, PBF Australia today, is a thriving nation-wide, not-for-profit organisation that provides members with much-needed financial support in the event of suffering a spinal cord injury.
For those already living as a quadriplegic or paraplegic we offer peer support programs, lifestyle education and employment opportunities, with the goal of demonstrating that life can and does go on after a spinal cord injury.
There are membership options for individuals, corporate memberships, and sporting club memberships.
We’ve attached a flyer below as well as a profile of Tony South, the Business Development Manager of PBF.
The Paraplegic Benefit Fund – Value to Your Organisation (pdf, 350 KB)
Tony South Profile May 2017 (pdf, 539 KB)