Inspirational Startup Story.

- August 24, 2011 2 MIN READ

A young man with Spina Bifida, Greg Standen has helped companies in a wide range of industries including security, painters, I.T., finance, charities, and publishing increase their customer base and turnover through telemarketing.
Born in 1973 with Spina Bifida and spending much of his early years in hospital as a result. He has Hydrocephalus (excess fluid on the brain) which resulted in a shunt being inserted at birth to drain the fluid from his brain. After 36 years and many operations Greg has never let his disability get the better of him.

In 1979 he was one of the first handicapped children to be integrated into “NORMAL” schooling in NSW. He has also been very completive sportsman as a kid. As well as struggling to keep up academically with the kids he went to school with, having many sleepless nights st udying, Greg used to run in all the school cross countries and athletics carnivals, swim in all the swimming carnivals. Outside of school he would go to the local gym for an hour or 2 three days a week, swim 3 days a week and go for a 2 – 3 km run 3 days a week.

By the age of about 25 this began to take its toll on Greg young body and after another attempt to untether his spinal cord he was told to get used to life in a wheelchair. As you can imagine this took its toll on Greg mentally and emotionally. As a result Greg attempted to take his own life spending 2 weeks in a psych unit as a result.

Leaving school at the end of year 10 Greg got into telemarketing and quickly established a name for himself in the industry working for numerous companies and charities. 15 yrs later Greg has now been running his own business for approximately the last 10 months.

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