Alive and not Kicking (a sample from my memoir)

‘Alive and not Kicking’ memoir ‘Alive and not kicking’ is the name I choose for my memoir and shares my life from September 11, 2009. The ‘not kicking’ part of the book name is an attempt at humour, and laughing is vital when living with a disability. The ‘alive’ part celebrates the medical professionals’ efforts … Read more

Forgiveness towards Cedar College and the future (part 7)

Recommending Cedar College before forgiveness. (This blog is part of a series of seven blogs. Please click here to commence reading at the first blog.) My cousin asked for my opinion of whether Cedar College would be suitable for her son. Although I hadn’t progressed towards forgiveness for the school, I had no hesitation in … Read more

Cedar College and my relationship issues & Public Liability lawsuit (part6)

Relationship Issues are the next problem. (This blog is part of a series of seven blogs. Please click here to commence reading at the first blog.) This blog is not covering the details relating to the separation and divorce from my wife. However, the relationship issues are a direct result of the accident at Cedar … Read more

Safework SA Prosecution finds Cedar College guilty (part5)

Safework SA prosection continues. (This blog is part of a series of seven blogs. Please click here to commence reading at the first blog.) Once again, excessive pain prevented my attendance at the Safework SA prosecution. The school attempted to cry poor, as it had $4,000,000 in debt. However, the judge determined that the school was in … Read more

Safework SA and Cedar College hear victim impact statements (part4)

Safework SA prosecution commences. (This blog is part of a series of seven blogs. Please click here to commence reading at the first blog.) Safework SA is the government body required to investigate accidents that occur at workplaces. Their website is located here. If necessary they prosecute the employer at the Industrial Relations Court. The … Read more

Fallen Tree at Cedar College and now lies & withdrawing help (part3)

Fallen Tree 21. (This blog is part of a series of seven blogs. Please click here to commence reading at the first blog.) Fallen tree 21 almost killed me, and although the school clearly mentioned tree maintenance had been performed, I felt that something wasn’t quite right. I received two arborist reports from my lawyers, … Read more

Spinal Cord Injury Cedar College Northgate and now no visits (part2)

First night in the hospital with a spinal cord injury. (This blog is part of a series of seven blogs. Please click here to commence reading at the first blog.) I had a conversation with Wendy, a church minister in the Salvation Army. I’ve known her for 25 years.   I was confused, as her children were … Read more

Cedar College Northgate – sports day and tree (part1)

Introduction. Nine years ago today a tree fell on me at Cedar College Northgate. I refer to the incident as ‘my 0911’, as it occurred on September 11, 2009. My upcoming memoir will take this name, and I have registered the domain name my0911.com. Initially, this blog wasn’t about forgiveness. However, an experience a few weeks ago … Read more

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