On the 23rd August 2012 Curtis was on a patrol where he stepped right on an improvised explosive device (IED) which detonated and took both his legs.
Only 20min after the explosion, Curtis famously said that “you will see me in the Paralympics”.
18 months after this fateful day Curtis was crowned World Champion at the World Sprint Canoe Championships in Moscow, Russia.
In 2016, just over 4 years after losing his legs, Curtis true to his word, not only made it to the Paralympics but made history in becoming the first Australian to win a Paralympic Gold medal in the Paracanoe event at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Listen in as Curtis shares his story, the events of August and everything in between. As he says, Unleashing Brilliance is looking at what you do have vs what you don’t and learning how to leverage this.