John Thearle spent decades teaching and practicing medicine. He’s also a polio survivor from the 1940’s. But the disease didn’t quite go away, as it hasn’t for many. Late effects of Polio (LEOP) has made it difficult for him to get about, but John is turning to new technologies to help solve that. Technologies which he says have given him his life back: exploring and enjoying Brisbane, going to the cinema and cafes, and even considering interstate travel now that the spectre of Covid-19 has faded.
John bought his Luggie not long before Covid-19 hit. But that didn’t stop him exploring close to home and getting out into the fresh air around his Brisbane home.