Former Paralympian pentathlete, Australia’s Don Elgin, stands by Oscar in an interview with the UK’s The Guardian:
“I need to be clear: I believe Oscar. I believe him not because he’s a mate but because I watched the trial. His story hasn’t changed. What he said, I listened to, I thought about, and I can understand why you would be in that situation. What we don’t do well as humans…we don’t like the fact that people can make an honest mistake. OK, someone lost their life. That’s a fucking big mistake. But we want blood for mistakes.
“Should he be punished? Sure he should. It was bloody reckless. But was it deliberate intent for murder? I doubt it.”
Read the rest of what he has to say here.
Australia’s Don Elgin
we’ve featured The Chaeli Campaign on our website before, it’s one of the charities Oscar was involved with.
Today we became aware of Chaeli’s latest goal – to become the first female quadriplegic to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Chaeli is climbing Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds for The Chaeli Campaign – specifically for their Inclusive Education Programme and Chaeli Cottage Inclusive Pre-school and Enrichment Centre run from Chaeli Cottage. There is a website where the public can follow Chaeli’s progress on Kilimanjaro in real-time: http://www.discoverafrica.com/teamwork/
We were asked to share this worthy cause with Oscar’s supporters, so here we are and invite you to have a look and share this project wherever you can.
about two minutes in, you’ll hear the wonderful reasoned voice of our Heather, live on ANN7, August 20, 2015:
This interview with our Mira was published on ninemsn yesterday.
A big Thank You to Lachlan Williams for giving us the opportunity to speak about our support for Oscar and for the accurate reporting.
Read the article HERE
Our Mira accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominates all Oscar’s supporters to accept the challenge too.
Don’t forget to make a donation, either to the ALS research or, if this one doesn’t suit you, to another charity organisation of your choice. You find a list of charities Oscar has supported in the past on supportforoscar.com
Follow the link below to read a well written piece about the current situation, recently published on Earearblog.com
Click here: Shame!