Link October 2018 Volume 27 Issue 5 - Page 4

Publisher Blend Creative ISSN 1447–2023 Editorial Editor Kelly Stone editor@linkonline.com.au Design Jarren Gallway Digital Blend Creative Contributors Carole Lander, Anthea Skinner, Craig Sheather, Dave Fagg Cover photography Peter Hoare Advertising Michelle Stevens advertising@linkonline.com.au Phone 08 7325 3209 Mobile 0419 822 717 Subscriptions subs@linkonline.com.au Phone 08 7325 3200 Print/Supporter Graphic Print Group from the editor W elcome to the October 2018 edition of Link Ryan from Victoria, who after magazine. half a century living a ‘secret life’, We meet some great people in Blend Creative Phone 08 7325 3200 Email admin@blendcreative.com.au about a congenital condition called reading their stories. Imperforate Anus, or Anorectal Vision Australia Radio announcer published a book called ‘A Secret cover. Peter has been a volunteer Life – Surviving a Rare Congenital and constant figure at VA Radio in Condition’, and has established the Adelaide since 1991. At a time when ONE in 5000 Foundation, a non- good volunteers can be hard to find, profit charity to provide assistance Peter – for 27 years – has volunteered and support for others with the his time to present multiple same condition. Greg’s story is the programs each week on sport, lead article in our ‘Continence and recreation and other issues from a Personal Care’ feature. All material appearing in Link Disability Magazine is copyright unless otherwise stated or it may rest with the provider of the supplied material. Please contact the editor for permission to reprint content. Link Disablity Magazine takes all care to ensure information is correct at the time of printing, but the publisher accepts no responsibiltiy or liability for the accuracy of any information contained in the text of advertisement. Views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher or editor. 4 from the editor We also talk to Julia and Andy shares his highlights with Link about Ryan and Liz Shaw from William being on air for more than a quarter Ready, about the school readiness of a century. program aiming to prepare children The 2018 Invictus Games are and we were delighted to speak www.blendcreative.com.au Malformation, (IA/ARM). Greg Peter Greco is featured on our being held in Sydney this month, Like us on Facebook /linkdisabilitymagazine decided to go public with his story this edition and we hope you enjoy blind and low vision perspective. He Enquiries We loved speaking with Greg with autism for the transition to primary school. From the team here at Link, we to Australian team members Dave hope you enjoy reading this edition Connolly from Queensland and and let us know what you think by Sonya Newman from the Northern emailing editor@linkonline.com.au or Territory. They tell us what being by interacting with us on Facebook. involved in the Games – which use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country – means to them. We wish Dave, Sonya and the entire Australian team the best of luck for when the Games begin on October 20! Kelly Stone linkonline.com.au