John – with a middle name of Alexander

Which John Duthie?

john duthie taking part in immersion therapyThe personal website of John Duthie. Not a famous poker player. The other famous John Duthie.

In life, things 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.

But that’s ok. 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 now stands at 40 laps, and before the accident could only manage to swim 2 laps!

This website

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

  • the blog “WheelchairJohn” shares details of living with a disability as a Christian
  • the book project “MY dis ABILITIES” shares the lives of 25 people with a disability or a disorder
  • how he ran as a candidate for the Dignity Party in the 2018 SA election
  • his memoir “My 0911
  • how his Faith helps him navigate through difficult times
  • his Career
  • All Blog posts from his Wheelchairjohn blog and his 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

Scentre Group accessibility in a wheelchair – my audit

Scentre Group accessibility – introduction to the audit This blog concerns Scentre Group accessibility, and in particular, the Westfield Tea Tree Plaza store. Please see my previous post about accessibility at the centre. The Scentre Group ...

Westfield accessibility in a wheelchair and my bumpy ride

Westfield accessibility – introduction This blog concerns wheelchair accessibility in the Westfield Tea Tree Plaza store. As I’ve been taking my powered chair there since 2013, I’ve not experienced problems until recently. The ...

Visiting the Doctor is dangerous to my health and my wheelchair

Introduction Every four weeks I visit my local GP to get prescriptions for the multitude of medications I take. I’ve had the same Doctor for over a decade, and he has helped me in many ways. I visited the Doctor in an alternative location, ...
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