OT grad combines business and passion to start online platform
Jordan’s passion for OT has been shaped by his own experiences. One experience that changed his view of the world was when his brother, Shane, told the family he wanted to mow the lawn.
With determination the family hacked together a contraption they called ‘the Cherry Picker’, a second-hand wheelchair that could extend upwards like a crane and affix to a large, petrol-powered lawnmower, allowing Shane to mow the lawn.
“The Cherry Picker taught me that attitudes alone can create limiting conditions – that sometimes it’s not a person’s disability, but simply a lack of imagination, creativity and adaptability that leaves people on the sidelines of their own lives.”
Then, after losing his dad, David, at 18 to colon cancer, Jordan was left with the role of Shane’s primary support. “That really forced me to get my act together, it kickstarted my study and career journey. It also opened my eyes to how the disability sector worked and what needed to change.”