The tale of two birthdays

A lot can happen in a year – here is a pictorial tale of two birthdays;

birthday 2010

Birthday 2011

Shirt, no pain no Shane – seems appropriate (another of my wife’s brilliant T-shirts)

About Author

Shane is an ethicist and theologian, Honorary Associate for the Centre of Disability Research and Policy, the University of Sydney, and Assistant Director, Policy, at the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation against People with Disability. Shane is proudly disabled, and an occasional blogger on


  • Jillian Cheek
    October 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    What a long way you have come this year. Your courage, honesty and perseverance are inspiring. Happy belated birthday.

  • Shirley
    October 16, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    You Have done so well in the past year and have been an inspiration to all.

  • Sandra Godde
    October 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Great change Shane. Happy belated
    birthday…. Look at the awesome family you have around you!

  • Elly Clifton
    October 17, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Thank God you’re not still where you were for your 40th! Love you dear. xx

  • Simone Aurino
    October 18, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Hi Shane,it’s been a long time. Have been in touch with Nigel and he filled me in on your “Big Adventure” Sending you and the family all my love and best wishes. You have my admiration and your strength is an inspiration. Simone


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