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

Tithing Then and Now – do we tithe like the Israelites?

I’ve attended a variety of denominations of the Christian Church. They include the Methodist Church, the Uniting Church, the Salvation Army and Australia Christian Churches. All of them have a few common factors including Jesus, Protestantism ...

Wheelie Good Cruises but PWD may pay twice as much!

Wheelie Good Cruises introduction Wheelie Good Cruises promises ‘Hassle-free cruises for people with a disability’. And I’ve heard that they deliver on their promise. The best person to know about cruising with a disability is a ...

Botanic Park accessibility issues while at the Bon Jovi Concert in Adelaide

Success with accessible seating tickets via Ticketek I wasn’t a fan of Bon Jovi, because Jon Bon Jovi was too sexy, and made other males look bad. But I did enjoy listening to their music and jumped at the opportunity to see them in concert. ...
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