Stand tall and smile!

Pete stood up in white shirt smiling great Jan 17

This message goes out to all those people who don’t post or blog or tweet. The secret watchers and readers and the people who find themselves alone, or living with health issues.

You may be a carer or just struggling to see hope.I take my hat off to those of you who, like me, live in the real world of hurt and day-to-day-pain, who struggle n fight most days. I may be winning my life’s battles, but I’m fully aware of the pain around me.

So to all my fellow fighters in the war of wills n mind over matter, I say:

Hold onto hope!!  Keep your smile!! Try n stand tall!! Don’t let the bastards grind ya down!!

Tomorrow is a new day!! A day can change your life!!

Don’t listen to doubters! Where there’s a will there’s a way!


I felt a little guilty after posting my recent pictures, as I know there’s so many out there still battling. But the pictures were to show people following my story just how far I have come. These are proud pictures for me, as I know just how hard the pain has been to get here.

Millions of memories of my past….Some cut me very deep. Some drove me. A lot I try to forget, but never will. Each memory has shaped me into the man I am today. I have learned much more than I wanted to learn in this life. I hope the future can show me healing and continued peace.


Spring is coming here in Perth; the blue skies are returning, filling me with a new fresh attitude. I will go on pushing myself day by day and continue to tell my story in the hope that it fuels other recoveries while helping people learn more about strokes; how they can destroy lives. But Will…..strong Will….can overcome those daily battles – from eating to walking.

Please continue to try out there. It may seem like you’ll never improve but hopefully my story, the book and my blogs will  prove to you that where there’s a will there’s a way!  Don’t listen to doubters!!! Just listen to your mind and keep plugging away. Stop when YOU wanna stop.

I hope sharing my deepest thoughts and videos along the way have helped you somehow. My life has been open to you for over 4 years and now I’ like to hide! Hahaha, fat chance!!!

Better get back to painting this fence. Before I pick up the brush again, I’ll leave you with my favourite famous quote:
“What you do today can change tomorrow!”