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8th May 2024 Latest News

Living beyond health challenges

Bryce Rogers

Bryce Rogers’ life has been one of adventure and travel, and no matter what’s been thrown at him, he continues to live with positivity and a motivation to keep going even through challenging times.

An avid traveller, Bryce has been exploring and working around the world since his early 20s. He’s visited over 20 countries and has lived and worked in Melbourne, Singapore and America before coming home to Adelaide.

Always making the most out of life, Bryce has not only made friends around the world, but he built a successful career and worked hard to live comfortably.

Bryce was enjoying his life when only 10 years ago, the trajectory of his life changed, and his health battles began, at only 46 years old.

He was first diagnosed with HIV, which then led to him losing sight in his right eye. Following this, Bryce was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease four years ago and just last year he was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (MND), two conditions he didn’t know much about.

“I’ve been through a lot of health challenges over the years and dealt with a lot,” Bryce said.

“But because I want to fix things and get better, I’ve been motivated to do everything I can to manage and ease my symptoms.”

After spending a long and ‘boring’ lockdown in Melbourne, Bryce decided to move back to Adelaide in 2021, and now lives with his parents with the hope of eventually moving to assisted living down the beach.

Suffering from chronic fatigue from his MND and having difficulty walking and swallowing, Bryce tries to keep active and sees many therapists to help with his ranging health challenges.

“I used to exercise at the Brain and Body Fitness Studio which I enjoyed, but then I moved onto hydrotherapy which I love,” Bryce said.

“I do hydrotherapy twice a week and I’m kept busy with many other medical appointments, including a dietitian and occupational therapist.

“I love spending time at the beach and when it’s warm enough I enjoy a dip in the sea water.”

Bryce’s positivity and ability to push himself is nothing short of inspirational. Despite his health challenges he maintains a positive outlook on life and a motivation to keep travelling.

“I love travelling and will continue to do so for as long as I can. This year I’ve been to Queensland and I have another trip booked for Kangaroo Island and one day I hope to travel to New Zealand,” Bryce said.

We are in awe of Bryce and are happy he’s finding our services helpful through The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Parkinson’s. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us on 1800 644 189 or email [email protected].

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