Life By The Hook

With Tom Nash

Diagnosed with Meningococcal at the age of 19, Tom didn’t let his disability get in the way of living his life to the fullest. After years of rehabilitation, Tom learnt to live life with hooks as hands – continuing his life path despite losing all four limbs. Tom works as a DJ at numerous gigs in Sydney, along with inspiring others by telling his story at events such as TedX, and on the media outlets ABC and SBS.

Tom’s incredible journey will teach you to never give up, no matter how difficult your situation may seem.

In this episode, you will learn:


  • 02:00 What Tom does
  • 04:00 Tom’s life before losing his limbs
  • 06:00 Tom’s journey with Meningococcal 
  • 12:00 The moment Tom realised what had happened to him
  • 17:00 What it feels like to be a Meningococcal survivor 
  • 21:00 What Tom learnt from overcoming his situation
  • 24:00 Tom’s advice for anyone experiencing real hardship
  • 31:00 Tom’s thoughts on developing autonomy
  • 33:00 Tom’s music career
  • 42:00 Tom’s advice on parenting
  • 46:00 What’s next for Tom


Jarred Graybeal

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