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

The Lucky Country – why do so many Australians complain?

The Lucky Country Is a book by Donald Horne and many people called Australia ‘the lucky country’. Although the term is now meant to be a favourable comment, the original context in the book was a negative statement. Horne’s book ...

Court Accessibility at the Sir Samuel Way Building

Court Accessibility restroom issue During October 2018 I attended a court appeared in the Sir Samuel Way building. My goal on the day was to provide support to a family. It didn’t take long to notice court accessibility issues in the building. ...

Weeks & Macklin Real Estate – my bad experience with Bjorn Kunzel

Weeks & Macklin Real Estate sign I noticed a new commercial advertising sign placed at the entrance of the housing estate where I live. The size of the face caught my attention, and it was the only sign located in this residential area. Given ...
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