A couple of years ago I wrote a blogpost on my feelings following a terrible and completely senseless road fatality in Invercargill.
It was so great, then to read this story about a young man
who was lucky to survive one of those dreadful youth road fatalities and who is making the most of the new life that he was he was confronted with. I have the utmost respect for this young man, despite the fact that at some stage in 2010 I would probably have had the most profound feelings of condemnation for his irresponsible actions, and held little respect for him as a human being. Chaz, you are, in the words of the popular TV ad against drink-driving, “LEGEND!”. I wish you all the very best in life and commend your story to other youth who find themselves at a potential cross-roads. We need more of you to hold up as examples of what can be achieved.
What saddens me, though is that it took the death of a mate for this young man to turn his life around.