Injured Tassie firie needs a helping hand
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Career and volunteer firefighter Rob Boost
According to his go fund me page, the accident “left him with debilitating pain and significant side effects, requiring extensive and ongoing treatment, and effectively unable to work in his full capacity. The effect on his family and quality of life has been more devastating.”
Recently Rob and his family were dealt a blow when the insurance company informed them they would no longer fund some of the treatments prescribed to him by his team specialists and doctors. These treatments include infusions for chronic pain and the trial of a neurostimulator. A neurostimulator is an implantable device and 5cms in diameter the delivers mild electrical signals to the epidural space near the spine, which can provide pain relief by disrupting the pain signals between the spine and the brain, and tricking the brain into believing that there is no pain to be felt.
Rob and his family have already started funding these options themselves but it isn’t cheap, and they have already sold a car and caravan to put towards the costs involved. The go fund me page was created Rob’s
We wish Rob and his family all the best on the road ahead.
I founded Flashover to promote Australian Firefighting. I’ve been a volunteer and a paid firefighter but now I spend my time chasing up leads, promoting good mental health and making the occasional Grumpy Firecom comic!