FROM MINING TO NDIS - DAVID'S NEW CAREER PATH
It wasn’t long ago David Freney didn’t know if he would ever work again but now he’s realising a whole new career opportunity in the NDIS sector.
David had worked around 30 years in the mining industry when, around two years ago, he unfortunately lost his eyesight due to a hereditary condition which saw him undergo numerous operations over 12 months.
Now, thankfully the 57-year-old has regained vision in one eye and partial vision in the other and is getting back to a relatively normal life, but instead of returning to the mining industry he’s found a whole new career.
“I couldn’t go back to mining even if I’d wanted to and I thought there wasn’t much I would actually be able to do, I thought I was pretty limited,” he said.
“Then I was talking to a friend who had an adult son who needed daily assistance and I realised that I could work in the NDIS and also get to help people.
“It’s great because I’ve gained a lot of experience in my time in mining including mine rescue and working with people through challenging situations, and now I can put that to use in a different way.
“Starting a new career definitely has been a challenge, but it’s a rewarding job and something I can see myself doing for many years to come.”