In 1972 Trevor was an average teenager growing up in the North of England when he had an accident celebrating his 19th birthday. He broke his neck leaving him paralysed from the chest down. After discharge from Pinderfields Spinal Unit, all Trevor wanted to do was get back to his life of fun, friends, sport and girls. He had aspirations and ambitions too, but could he achieve them now his life was so very different? This is not a, ‘triumph over tragedy,’ or ‘woe me’ story though. It’s funny and frank with enough twists and turns to keep the reader wanting more as Trevor’s life unfolds.
Trevor Herdman was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire in 1953, the son of a Train Driver And a ‘Housewife.’ He sustained a Spinal Injury at the age of 19 following a diving accident he freely admits was the result of him, “showing off.” He has a degree in Economics and worked in Local Government for 25 years, 18 as Leeds City Council’s Principal Disability Equality Adviser – yes, that really was his job title. Trevor competed in the Paralympics in 1984, is an avid sports fan, particularly his beloved Doncaster Rovers, loves books, music, comedy and art, especially sculpture. He’s been married for over 30 years, and has 2 children and 9 grandchildren.