I had the pleasure of witnessing Daryl’s presentation at the PTSD forum in Brisbane 2015. It was the short version, but it is easily one of the best presentations I’ve seen – moving and informative, but also very entertaining.
The first thing that struck me was the courage required to re-live that horrific event in order to try and help other people who had suffered similarly. Then there was the mental strength needed to go from a depressed state to standing up in front of an audience and not only telling a demanding story, but also doing it in such an entertaining and informative way.
Daryl not only deserves our thanks, but our congratulations on what he’s doing for the community. If you have an opportunity to see his presentation live don’t miss it – you’ll regret it if you do.
Ian Chappell, Australian Cricket Captain 1971-1975
I felt I was right there by Daryl’s side through the whole journey – from the shooting, to his hospital bed and through his recovery. His presentation grips the audience as we listen to the live police tapes and see the X-rays of his injuries. It is a unique experience.
John Brogden AM, Chairman of Lifeline Australia
It was an honour to have you speak at the QFES Speaker Series… On behalf of QFES I would like to thank you for taking the time to prepare such an insightful and moving presentation. Your story is a unique and compelling one and the feedback from staff who attended has been tremendous.
Stories like yours have helped to inspire our staff not only to accept and embrace change, but also to champion it when the need is recognised. Your contribution in achieving this is sincerely appreciated.
Doug Smith, Deputy Commissioner, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Thank you for the opportunity to attend your launch event and view your inspirational story of resilience and again, congratulations on your Ambassadorship with Lifeline…
I wish you the very best in your new role and the inspiration you offer to those frontline staff who are injured as they work to protect our community every day.
Robert Wood, Chief of Staff, Officer of the Commissioner, Queensland Corrective Services
I would firstly like to restate that you are one of the most dynamic speakers I have ever had the privilege of hearing. Your presentation profoundly touched both my heart and my mind.
Norm Wotherspoon, National Service Infantry Soldier Vietnam 1966-67
Waleed Nassar, Mundipharma Pharmaceuticals Sales Manager