Shaun Organ was a jockey who suffered a fall during a race ride in June 1996 at Casterton, Victoria. His injuries were extensive and included a blood clot on the brain and a related stroke which has left him restricted on his left side and short term memory loss. His career was cut dramatically short.
Shaun finds that he is unable to live a normal life as he tires easily and suffers sever headaches that can sometimes last the entire day. Due to his brain inuries he finds it hard to communicate with those around him which is extremely frustrating and exhausting.
Shaun and his wife Kristy have four children and the NJT have been able to provide them with emotional and financial support.