John Alexander Duthie (not the Poker Player)

Which John Duthie?

You have reached the personal website of John Duthie. Not the famous poker player. The other famous John Duthie.

In life, things often don’t work out as planned. Commencing at age 44, John was hit by a tree; died; paralysed from the chest down; died again; developed syringomyelia and associated severe pain; betrayed by a friend; went through separation and divorce; attempted self-harm.

Bad things happen in life.

The important thing is how you respond to the circumstances. Good things can happen as a result of the bad times. John has done ok, but it took time, effort and resilience. And more.

The photo is from an immersion therapy session with Determined2, where John’s underwater record is now 32 laps. His swimming record, on the surface of the water, now stands at 42 laps. Before his accident, he could only swim two laps!

This website

This website shares a few areas in John’s life, including:

  • books that John has been involved with (either written, produced or contributed to)
  • the blog “WheelchairJohn” which shares details of John’s life, living with a disability as a Christian
  • how his Faith helps him navigate through difficult times
  • running as a candidate for the Dignity Party in the 2018 SA election
  • his working Career
  • All Blog posts from his Wheelchairjohn blog and Dignity Party campaign site

John would love to hear from you by contacting him directly here, or by leaving comments on the various posts on this site.

John’s three most recent posts

My 2021 Christmas display

My Christmas Lights for 2021 Since moving into my home in 2018, for the benefit of the kids in the area, I’ve decorated my front yard with Christmas inflatables and lights. As I have a disability and use a wheelchair, and like to be as ...

Pickling beetroot

Introduction to growing and pickling beetroot As I use a wheelchair for mobility, this blog shares my growing and then pickling beetroot from my garden. Please see my blog about freezing carrots for cooking. For the growing season commencing in ...

Accessible Ten Pin Bowling

Introduction to accessible ten pin bowling I received an invitation to attend an accessible ten pin bowling game at Zone Bowling, Woodville SA. As our group consists of people using wheelchairs, the organiser, does his job well to ensure safety and ...