Ben Farinazzo is known for his big smile, big heart, and unconquerable soul that has turned adversity into inspiration.
A proud Australian with Italian and Aboriginal heritage, Ben's journey from serving in the Australian Army
to overcoming seemly insurmountable challenges is a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit. He battled post traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and a broken neck and back, to represent Australia in indoor rowing and powerlifting at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, winning two gold medals.
Ben is an Australia Day ambassador, advocate and speaker for several national charities and organisations to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of Australians, particularly our veterans. He uses his journey to shine a light of hope on those who are still experiencing times of darkness.
At the core of his journey is his family: his wife and three children, who are his pillars of love, strength, and support.