Twin peaks: scholarship helps Shane turn tragedy into triumph
“I’m interested in acute injury management and prevention and I'd love to work with athletes as a physiotherapist, ideally for a professional cycling team, athletics team or for the Australian Institute of Sport.”
Shane applied for an Abedian Foundation Griffith Futures Scholarship, awarded to students for whom financial hardship or other disadvantage has impacted the ability to achieve their full potential.
With the scholarship support, Shane already has plenty of reason to smile. But there is another reason too.
Due to his premature delivery, Shane has endured serious dental issues, undergoing a number of operations in recent years. That ordeal will come to an end during 2018 with the fitting of six adult teeth.
“We’ve been through a lot as a family. The doctors say they still don’t know how Caleb and I are here today,” says Shane.
“I feel extra special. I feel blessed for all the support we have received. I feel I was put on this Earth for a reason, and that I have a purpose to fulfil.”