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Many readers may recall the horrific
spate of rock throwing incidents in
Adelaide during 2005.
As a result, an Aberfoyle Park man
was found guilty of 14 counts of
endangering life through his acts of
hurling rocks at on-coming traffic.
One victim whose life changed
forever as a result of these attacks
was Damian De Wit. Damian was
driving his car in Happy Valley
when a missile was hurled through
his windscreen, causing horrific
head injuries requiring many long
traumatic operations and involving
years of rehabilitation. He was only
25 at the time.
Now, nearly five years later, Damian
has shown great determination in
overcoming the memory and life-
shattering experience of that time
and slowly regained order back into
Damian said he had vivid
recollection of his first consultation
with world renowned surgeon
Professor David David who assured
him of a satisfactory outcome to
According to Professor David
the rate of road rage is steadily
“Domestic fights or street-related
attacks have increased by 92% in
four years. Gang violence is one area
where we have seen the sharpest
increase and some of the most
damaging assaults,” he said.
The Australian Craniofacial Unit
treats at least 16 South Australians
every month for horrific face and
head injuries caused in violent
Professor David said “the futility
and stupidity of all this is extremely
senseless and frustrating”.
Meanwhile, although still a long way
to go, Damian continues his long
road to recovery and, thanks to the
Craniofacial Unit, has a positive
outlook for the future.
Damian’s long road to recovery
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to the blind
Making a real difference in people’s
lives is something we can all do.
Leaving a bequest to the Royal
Society for the Blind (RSB) can
change the lives of South Australians
who are blind or vision impaired.
Your generosity will help fund RSB’s
range of free services, including
guide dogs, low vision and adaptive
technology centres, employment
services, mobility services, braille
training, counselling and support
For more information call the
Royal Society for the Blind
8223 6222 or visit rsb.org.au .
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92 Jetty Road, Glenelg
Brochures available from Libraries, Councils, Churches
Contact Jan Furness on 0408 891 092
FREE WILL KIT
The Heart Foundation’s free guide
to Wills and Bequests includes:
• Information on preparing a Will.
• A free ‘Will Kit’ for those who
prefer to make their own legal Will.
• A free ‘Codicil’ form to make
minor changes to an existing Will.
Put your heart into your Will.
For your free guide call 8224 2888.
Many animals suffer anxiety and
health related problems being
moved to unfamiliar environments
when you need a holiday or business
Joan Wilkins specialises in caring for
your “special family members” in
their own home whilst you are away
– a convenient and professional
service which results in happier,
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