One Foot On The Podium is not just the rags-to-riches story of a poor disabled boy who becomes an elite athlete. It’s a tell-all tale laced with his natural humour and just enough larrikinism to make him loveable.
Never did I think it would be possible for me to have a chance of realise my Commonwealth Games Sporting Dream It’s March 2013. I’m on my way to help one of my old coaches out by having a chat with one of the leg-amputee discus throwers he’s working with. As a former multi-event athlete, it’s not uncommon for me to be called upon to assist others, particularly leg amputees who are chasing their sporting dreams. I’m standing in the carpark [...]
A well fitted leg is a feeling like no other.Advanced prosthetics Centre seem to nail it every time. These five were used in the Pentathlon.
Don took on the best of the Australian Celebrities in the Celebrity Challenge held during the 2008 Australian Formula One race in Melbourne.
Always highly entertaining, it was always going to be natural progression for Don to be a sports commentator. This shot was taken commentating for a leading television network at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Don's life beyond sport has provided many opportunities including a variety of acting roles such as this scene with Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving.
A new leg and a new lease on life. With every new leg Don is encouraged to push the boundaries. Don is a positive role model for amputee all round the world.