• Australian videographer and quadriplegic, Jaimen Hudson, doesn't let his wheelchair hold him back from traveling the world.
  • He uses a drone to document his travels, but his most popular footage comes from his home country.
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Australian videographer and quadriplegic, Jaimen Hudson, doesn't let his wheelchair hold him back from traveling the world.

He has been quadriplegic since he was 17 after a motorbike accident.

“After my accident I thought my days of travelling were done, to be honest with you, because travelling with my level of disability becomes very difficult. You need to have good carers, and you also need to travel with shower chairs and ensure that hotels have rolling showers,” said Hudson.

His mother booked his fist overseas holiday to Bali after the accident. He remembers being nervous about travelling and stressing out.

“When we arrived there, I remember looking out the window and just thinking, ‘oh I shouldn’t have come’ because I was worried. But after, you know honestly, 12 hours there, I was in live with it again.”

Hudson began using a drone to document his travels and has been all over the world.

“…I have no use of my fingers in my hands, So basically what I was originally hoping is that I would be able to use my thumbs on the joysticks,” said Hudson.

His most popular footage comes from Australia where he captures spectacular scenery and migrating marine life. On his Instagram profile he describes himself as a “Quadriplegic with a Quad-Copter”. 

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“I try not to let the wheelchair hold me back form anything. I'm super lucky to have people that are willing to help e out, lifting me in and out of unusual places so that I can go and drone somewhere, hoisting me onto a boat, in and out of taxis when I'm overseas, helping with my personal care.”

Having lived in a in a wheelchair for over 10 years, he says his life has been so fulfilling he has almost forgotten what life was like before.

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