I would like to talk about the Shane I knew.. The Shane who brought sunshine, warmth and kindness into the lives of others. I do not know Shane’s family, nor his friends. I have no obligation to share this. But I must…. Not only for Shane, but the many out there in danger of having the same thing take control over them.
I met Shane at my work.. He had come in to volunteer with a young man who was dying and had little visitors. Shane would worry that he wasn’t doing enough. He would spend hours with this guy each week, never realising the impact he was having and how much his visits meant. He had no idea how he touched this mans life, not to mention all the girls at work!!
In a million years I would never have imagined what has happened. Hand on my heart, something turned Shane. We can’t bring him back, nor those he harmed. We cannot take the hurt away from all of those involved.. But we can do everything in our power to make pharmaceutical companies and doctors stand up and tell the truth and change.
Shane… You pop into my head all the time. I use you as a reminder to do as you did. Give money to the homeless, volunteer, stop and realize the beauty around me… And of course to appreciate my beautiful country Australia! Xoxo