Dr Harry Eeman

Dr Harry Eeman

Dr Harry Eeman

Harry was a young medical student when he was struck down by a severe form of Gillian Barre Syndrome whilst backpacking in Europe. He spend the next 2½ years in hospital, 5 months of which were spent on a ventilator, paralysed in what externally presented as a coma-like state except that he could hear those around him. After years of rehabilitation he recommenced his studies and completed medicine as a quadriplegic which required overcoming a number of physical and attitudinal barriers. Eventually he graduated with honours and subsequently completed two postgraduate specialist qualifications. He hopes to be able to inspire people who face similar obstacles in their lives by working as a Rehabilitation Medicine Physician. He also works to empower people suffering from chronic pain and is now the acting Clinical Director of a large chronic pain management unit in a major metropolitan in hospital in Melbourne. All of this he juggles with living independently and trying to be the best father he can be to his two year old son.

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