Jaimen Hudson | Jaimen’s Story
Jaimen has turned tragedy to triumph, despite a motorcycle accident rendering him a quadriplegic at just 17 years of age. He is now a father, business operator, public speaker and renowned wildlife and stills photographer. Never letting a minute go to waste. Seizing on every day.
Quadriplegic, adversity, motorbike, accident, speaking, engagements
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Story

 

I have always been passionate about the outdoors… As a youth my days were filled with solo sporting activities like riding dirt bikes, skateboarding, surfing and scuba diving.

 

The ocean in particular has always been such a major part of my life. My earliest memories are of days out on the water with my Mum and Dad as they taught students how to dive.

At the age of 10 it was my turn to be one of those students.

 

Learning to dive only added to my love of the ocean. I always wanted to be on it, in it, or near it.

 

In 2008 I had a motorcycle accident that left me a Quadriplegic and confined to a wheelchair. After my accident I found it hard to find a hobby as the activities I use to love like diving and surfing were no longer possible.

 

Late in 2014 I began getting very interested in drone photography & videography. I was wary of purchasing one because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to use the remote controller due to my reduced hand function.

 

Eventually in February 2015 I purchased a Phantom 2 and coupled it with a GoPro camera, I was hooked right away.

 

I have now had over 300 million views on the videos I have created.

 

I have also been lucky to be interviewed and featured by prominent media outlets and publications some of which include “The Huffington Post”, “Sydney Morning Herald”, “Sunrise on channel 7“, The “BBC“, “Weekend Sunrise” “Today Tonight“, “BBC Earth“, “The Daily Telegraph“, “The Sunday Times” , “WA Today“, Australian Geographic” and others.

 

I was also lucky enough to be awarded Western Australia’s “Young Achiever” for 2018 in the “Online Achievement Category” and “Peoples Choice Award”. “I was also a finalist for “Young Australian of the Year for 2019”

 

In 2021 a documentary about my life story “Jaimen Hudson: From Sky to Sea” was released in cinemas and has since gone on to swim several awards at film festivals

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