Adam Kellerman, 26, has represented Australia at two Paralympic games and ten World Team Cup's in his sport of wheelchair tennis. This in itself is quite an achievement, yet Adam's story of surviving cancer and overcoming depression is what many may say is his greatest achievement.
The human skin is like a stick. When it’s green (moisturised) it bends as you move it, just like a razor gliding over the skin underneath it flexing around the sharp cold steel. When a stick is dry (not moisturised) it breaks like dry skin scraped by a dull blade.
Like many young Australians, the dream of owning my first home currently seems out of reach. As a single man, the high cost of living and my love of smashed avocado has made saving for a house deposit difficult.
"I expected overwhelming scenery, bush kangaroos and lifeguards coming to my rescue whenever I needed help with anything. Australian television gave me much entertainment growing up, but it also built up my expectations too much”.
In the time that followed my dad's death, those feelings of loss, hurt and anger bottled up in me. I was like a ticking time bomb. I would want to cry, but I kept suppressing those emotions. No one needed to know I was hurting. No one needed to see me cry. Men don't cry.