Shark attack survivor Paul de Gelder shares his powerful story with The Coffs Coast Advocate's Harbour Club at C.ex Coffs.
Shark attack survivor Paul de Gelder shares his powerful story with The Coffs Coast Advocate's Harbour Club at C.ex Coffs. Trevor Veale

VIDEO: The strength of the human spirit

SHARK attack survivor Paul de Gelder, inspired at The Advocate's Harbour Club sharing a powerful insight into his 'never say die' psyche.

The former navy clearence diver and soldier, who lost a hand and a leg after being attacked by a three-metre bull shark in Sydney Harbour in 2009, proved the power of motivational speaking.

His raw account of how his life changed in just 10 seconds moved many at Coffs Ce.x on Friday night.

Here is an excerpt of his powerful speech.

After a highly successful first year of The Harbour Club, including guest speakers Michelle Bridges, Kirk Pengilly and Richard Reid, we invite you to join The Harbour Club for our second year.

The Harbour Club through the generosity of its members has raised $20,000 for local community organisations and charities, such as Camp Quality the beneficiary of Friday night's proceeds. 

JOIN THE CLUB

Come along to one of our free information sessions at The Coffs Coast Advocate office to find out more.

Sessions are being held on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays at 10am, 12.30pm, 3pm and Wednesday at 5.30pm or by appointment.

Build and strengthen long lasting relationships with key customers and attract new clients with The Harbour Club through this business, marketing and networking initiative.

Reserve your place at one of these information sessions or arrange a time for us to see you by contacting The Coffs Coast Advocate office on 66502 942 or advertising@coffscoastadvocate.com.au



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