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