Greg Cummings says he would dearly love to get back on a motorbike despite being seriously injured in a crash almost five weeks ago.
Greg had part of his leg amputated following the crash south of Bonny Hills on November 2.
He says he owes his life to the quick-thinking passersby – one of whom was a nurse – who rendered him medical assistance immediately after he collided with a motor vehicle.
“A big thank you to all those emergency services personnel who responded so quickly. There is no doubt that without their help I wouldn’t be here,” he said.
“There were also people – one a nurse I think – who was one of the first on the scene. They just made sure I was alright.
“I owe my life to those really quick-thinking professional people, as far as I am concerned.”
Since his accident, Greg has been attending physio twice a day to build up his strength. Although he is slowly on the mend, Greg says his recovery is not as quick as he would like.
“All the medical staff have been amazing,” he said.
“I am really hopeful of one day getting an artificial leg and getting back on a motorbike.”
Greg, who has been riding bikes for 54 years, says he might have to look at riding a Can-Am bike (with two front wheels) in the future.
He is also toying with the idea of selling his vehicle and looking at purchasing an automatic motor home ‘sometime in the future’
“I like travelling but then again you have to be well enough to travel first,” he said.
He is also having wheelchair compliant modifications completed on his house.
Greg was also keen to thank Shane Phipps who has helped him in a number of ways since his accident.
Importantly too, Greg says being reunited with his pet female galah Brucey has been an important part of his recovery.
“Brucey lost a few feathers in the accidents but when we were reunited the other day all she wanted to do was climb up on my shoulder and take up her favourite position,” Greg said.