After Fasiu Jone lost both his legs in 2015, he was determined to walk again - but it would be three years before he made it out of his wheelchair.
Now he's walking five kilometres a week to raise money to help kids with disabilities enjoy freedom of movement through specially-adapted bicycles.
"I was looking into doing some charity work, saw their ad and wanted to help," Mr Jone said.
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"Having experienced what it's like to be confined to a wheelchair, if I can make a difference to the life of someone in a wheelchair it's the least I can do."
Mr Jone, who lives in Wollongong, lost both his legs due to complications of an underlying clotting illness.
"When I woke up and saw both my legs were gone, the immediate reaction was 'that's it for me'," he said.
"Three days later the physio came to see me and said he could get me on my feet again and I thought ok, it's a challenge."
When I saw both my legs were gone I thought that was it for me - it was a challenge- Faisu Jone
It was a longer challenge than expected - Mr Jone's left leg became infected after the operation and would not heal.
As a result, it was not possible to fit him for prosthetics.
He spent three years stuck in a wheelchair.
"In the end I treated it myself with Johnny Walker whisky on the dressing for seven days," he said.
"The GP was shocked, but it healed," he said.
Ever since he's been dedicated to his training regimen, twice a week with a trainer and by himself on other days.
He has big goals - to compete in the next Paralympics in tennis.
"Hopefully I can become the next Dylan Alcott," he said.
Mr Jone also also provides support for other new amputees.
"I encourage them that if they work hard, they can get their life back," he said.
As part of his training regime and his dedication to giving back Mr Jone is walking five kilometres a week through the month of November to raise money for Ready, Set, Move.
Ready, Set, Move is a physical challenge held over the 30 days in November, all to raise funds to help kids and adults living with a disability to experience freedom of movement through Freedom Wheels.
Freedom Wheels are custom bikes for kids and adults living with a disability who cannot ride a standard bike.
Freedom Wheels are designed and built suited to the physical and cognitive needs of the individual so they can benefit from physical activity, emotional wellbeing, social inclusion, and community engagement.
To contribute to Mr Jone's fundraiser go to: https://www.readysetmove.org.au/fundraisers/fasiujone/readysetmove-a
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