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Last year we shared Ruben’s story. Ruben was born in 2012 with cerebral palsy due to medical negligence, and in 2016 the NSW Supreme Court awarded Ruben damages and appointed Equity Trustees the financial manager and administrator for Ruben’s estate.

Since then we’ve been delighted to hear about Ruben’s progress from his parents, Alaina-Lee and Shaun, and his grandma Sharlene, who is also his registered daily nurse. In particular, stem cell treatment has given Ruben a sense of calm and allowed him to do things that he had not been able to do previously, including speaking, climbing and walking upstairs.

Recently, Ruben’s parents, Alaina-Lee and Shaun, shared with us an update that Ruben has joined a special-needs soccer team and “absolutely loves it”. With mum, dad and nanna looking on, dressed in the team’s jerseys, Ruben got to kick off in one of the matches.

Unable to walk unaided just a few years ago, Ruben’s active participation in sports is a wonderful demonstration of how far he’s come.

Grandmother Sharlene Proctor kindly wrote: “We wouldn’t be able to get Ruben to where he is today if it wasn’t for the help from yourself and your team”.

Equity Trustees is proud to be supporting Ruben’s remarkable journey in our role as trustee.