Amputee Matthew Ames will give a free public presentation at CQUniversity this week.
Amputee Matthew Ames will give a free public presentation at CQUniversity this week. Contributed

Australia's first bionic man shares story with CQ audience

QUADRUPLE amputee Matthew Ames will share his story as a presentation that will be streamed live in Gladstone this week.

Since appearing on Channel 7's Sunday Night program earlier this month, Matthew's story of survival has touched thousands of people across the country.

Matthew is a husband and father of four who suffered from a severe illness.

The only way to save his life was to amputate both arms and legs.

Afterwards he was in a coma for three weeks and spent almost two months in intensive care.

In the year since his operation, Matthew has made a recovery that has amazed everyone who has shared his journey, powered by love and support from his family, a positive attitude and focusing on what he can do, rather than what he can't.

Now he is about to become Australia's first bionic man thanks to ingenious technology developed in Sweden.

Matthew, who is the brother of CQUniversity lecturer Kate Ames, will be in Rockhampton on Friday at noon to share his inspiring story at a free public presentation.

The presentation will also be streamed to rooms at CQUniversity campuses in Gladstone, Bundaberg, Mackay, Emerald, Brisbane, Noosa, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.