This discussion is with Phillip ‘Flipper’ Caldwell.
In 2020 Philly was living life to its fullest. A speedy scrum-half/winger in his rugby playing days at 38, Philly like most ex-rugby players found tag rugby as a nice distraction. However, Philly’s world changed in nanoseconds. From a man with speed like Flipper the dolphin, he suffered a freak accident. Philly describes the moment he started losing feeling in his body and brings us through the aftermath.
That day, not only his body changed but his mindset shifted drastically. IT was a close friend of Philly’s that helped him realize he was in the biggest fight of his life and in every challenge rises opportunity.
This is Philly Caldwell’s story and a snapshot of his road to recovery. The support from his family, friends, and the rugby community has been second to none. The Philly Caldwell trust was created and it managed to source donations that sold virtual tickets to fill the Aviva Stadium. This money is being used to help Philly’s recovery as he puts his body through enormous work on a daily basis.
To donate and show any support you can head to https://fta4philly.com or follow Philly’s progress on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook @phillipcaldwelltrust