Conversations | 18. Jaimen Hudson – Reasons to be grateful

By Donna Shepherd AM • Managing Director
• Conversations

 Money will wait, your health won’t 

— Jaimen Hudson

In a time of stress and uncertainty for many people, Jaimen Hudson urges us all to focus on the positive and think about things we are grateful for.

Jaimen lives this philosophy. He became a quadriplegic after a motorcycle accident at the age of 17. Rather than let this devastating incident define him, he maintained his positivity and adopted an attitude that he would make the most of his life.

Now in his late 20s, he is married with a young son and is a successful photographer and videographer, taking spectacular drone vision of the natural environment, mainly around his home town of Esperance on WA’s south coast.

Jaimen is the latest subject of Creating Communities’ Stronger Together series of video conversations to help people navigate these testing times

He says the risks of COVID-19 are a particular concern for people with disabilities. In his own case, his quadriplegia means he has reduced lung capacity and is more susceptible to the infection than most other people. This means he has to be extra cautious about people such as carers coming into his home and works hard to reduce the chances of them bringing the infection with them.

But Jaimen is thankful to be living in Australia with its strong social security safety net and advanced health care system.

Jaimen Hudson is a young father who runs a successful drone photography and videography business from his home in Esperance.

This interview is part of Creating Communities’ series of video conversations with prominent Australians offering insights and wisdom on coping with the challenges this pandemic presents for all of us. It is a key part of our “Stronger Together” approach to the COVID-19 crisis as we work to bring people and communities together to help each other through this testing time.