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After kicking CANCER's butt as a teenager, I developed an ability to write poetry. I see this as though God has realised I have had a pretty hard time, 'Now see what you can do with this!' Often sarcastic,sometimes sentimental,more often than not light hearted,I find it the best way to get out what I want to say. Encouraged to write a kids book 'The Adventures of Wally The Sausage Dog Crossed With

Background Information

I see my greatest achievement as overcoming cancer considering the odds of survival were very much against me. Although I struggled, I completed a Carpentry trade course, have worked as a bar tender but now a teachers aide. It is hard to describe the feeling of seeing a student shine when I have been of assistance.Honoured to carry the Olympic Torch in the lead up to the 2000 Sydney Olympics, all I can ask of myself these days is to (Quoting Alana Arnot) Be the best I can be.

Birth Place
Sydney,  Australia

Carpenter / joiner, bar tender, teachers aide and generally an all roung good 'Aussie Bloke'

Additional Information

If you would like to see any examples of my other poetry, please don't hesitate to ask!

Contact Information

66 The Corso Saratoga NSW 221 
Sydney  2251   Australia
Contact Author: Brett H Finneran
Favorite Links

CANTEEN (The Australian Teenage Cancer Patients Society
I was a member of canteen for a number of years and participated in a documentry about being a teenager and having cancer, by Andrew Denton and The Money Or The Gun crew.

The Disabled Surferes Association
The DSA enables people with any level of disability to experience the thrill of catching a wave. All members are well trained to look after participants while they are in the surf. To see a smile on the face of a person who would otherwise not have the opportunity to do so is hard to describe!

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