Help needed to trade up

Glenn Cooke, with one of his daughters Alyce, is hoping for help to get the demountable in order so it can be used for Mr Cooke’s physical rehabilitation. Picture: Jon Hewson d405758
Glenn Cooke, with one of his daughters Alyce, is hoping for help to get the demountable in order so it can be used for Mr Cooke’s physical rehabilitation. Picture: Jon Hewson d405758

But unlike the typical mancave, Mr Cooke’s will be filled with equipment essential for his physical rehabilitation.

His daughter and grandchildren recently returned home and they have run out of room in their Furnissdale home.

He found Perth House Stumpers who provided an old demountable, but the house needs essential work, ideally from a carpenter or all rounder to improve access, provide ablutions and improve the building’s condition, at a cheaper rate.

‘I’m not looking for charity ” maybe someone who isn’t working full time or a retiree,’ Mr Cooke said. He said while he did not like to play up the fact he is in a wheelchair, he needed help.

Three years ago, Mr Cooke was a keen diver, before he fell victim to the bends.

While spearfishing and diving for crayfish, nitrogen bubbles built up in his bloodstream, putting pressure on his spinal cord.

An ambulance rushed him to Fremantle Hospital, where a decompression chamber saved his life, but not his mobility.

He now warns other divers to take care and realise how easy it is to suffer from the condition.

Mr Cooke has now finished physical rehabilitation at Shenton Park and recently stood unassisted.

If you can help, call 0405 170 280.