Father-of-four David Gerber has been a member of UofG Sport for over ten years.
Whilst on holiday with his family at the age of 47, he suffered a massive brain aneurysm, leaving him paralysed on his left side.
David shares his remarkable story of determination, perseverance and recovery here.
David spent over six months in hospital recovering, and started intensive rehabilitation with the hope of regaining strength and mobility.
Together with his physio Cassie, he reached out to the team at UofG Sport to see how we could support him in his road to recovery.
Initially he started one-to-one sessions with the Active Lifestyles team, building confidence and improving power in his left side. Now, almost four years on, you'll find David on the cross-trainer in Pulse or weight training in PowerPlay!
David and his son Isaac in France, the day before the aneurysm. Isaac has since lamented the fact that he can't go 'uppy-shoulders' any more!
David's initial brain scan, showing the aneurysm.
David in post-op recovery.
Self-portrait by David, post-aneurysm.
David on the cross-trainer in the Stevenson Building.