Bali bombings survivor joins 12-month motorhome relay

Disability advocate joins 12-month motorhome relay to showcase trips for all abilities

After the 2002 Bali Bombings terrorist attacks, Ben Tullipan was told he would never walk again.

Ben lost both of his legs, most of his stomach muscles and received 63% full thickness burns to his body. He is Australia’s worst injured survivor from the attacks and was given a 5% chance of survival.

17 years later he is not only surviving; he is thriving. He has learned to walk again on two prosthetic legs, started playing Golf with incredible results, and become a disability advocate and volunteer.

Ben has been awarded the 2006 Pride of Australia Medal for Courage, a 2006 Moncrieff Community Award, was named 2008 Gold Coast Citizen of the Year, graced the cover of the 2010 Gold Coast White Pages as a Courageous Australian, was named 2016 South East QLD Father of the Year, 2016 Queensland Father of the Year, was a Finalist in the 2016 United Nations Volunteer Awards and was awarded a 2016 Northern Gold Coast Community Award.

Now Ben, along with his wife Kerrie and kids Sheridan and Rory, is setting out to show Australians that having a disability doesn’t have to stop people from having fun and making the most of opportunities.

The family have joined the

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