Dane – born to run

27 June 2021

“I have a good life because I get out in the community.”

This video celebrates decision making made by a person with intellectual disability following their goal to run. It shows how Dane considers challenges and what matters most to him.

 

Video transcript:

I was born to run and running clears my head and it makes me feel nice and free out there in the opening in the Nullabor highway. I enjoyed because it was the 90 miles straight long and you can look

back and say that’s where I ran.

I have a good life because I get out in the community. I live by myself and also I come to my mum’s every Fridays. I go to

the airport on Tuesdays for volunteer work. I like going dancing every Friday nights, going out for meals with my support people. On Thursdays I go to see Don my counsellor. I experienced depression that’s the black pit it’s got a ladder that I climb out and then the tick one is

when I really have my good days. I do have a good support team, Shannon’s my support person who takes me out to places.

 

Dane

“Do you like to have a laugh or a smile? What makes you laugh?”

 

Shannon

“Dane makes me laugh we have little inside jokes

 

Dane

Why would you like to support me.

 

Shannon

You’re motivated and you’re inspiring but I don’t even think you’ve

realized that that’s the way you come across to people yes it was a very big journey creating awareness to lots of families and who have got autistic sons and daughters.

 

Dane’s dad:

Dane, nearly home. You tired?

 

Dane

No, I’m not tired.

 

Dane’s dad:

you want to go again. You made it.

 

Dane

I felt very very proud and I felt very very happy.

 

Dane’s Mum

it made me cry happy tears and I just see my son and the joy in his face. Well done.

 

[music]

 

Dane’s Mum

Well done and welcome home.

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