Terry searches to find his bi­o­log­i­cal fa­ther

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

IT HAS been many years of won­der­ing and over-think­ing, but now Rock­hamp­ton man Terry Bal­lard has fi­nally de­cided to ac­tion his thoughts and find his bi­o­log­i­cal fa­ther.

The 30-year-old took to so­cial me­dia last week in the search for his dad Tony Bell, who he be­lieves was a truck driver in Gin Gin in 1984.

“I don’t have a lot of in­for­ma­tion ex­cept for he was a truck driver just pass­ing through when my mum, Michele Heron, met him,” he said. “She was 19 at the time. “I just think it is time. I do not know him and I have a gap in my heart that needs to be filled and a part of the puz­zle that needs to be put back to­gether.”

Mr Bal­lard posted a photo of him­self on the On The Pads “Qld Edi­tion” Face­book in an at­tempt to track down his bi­o­log­i­cal dad and said he had a few peo­ple con­tact him so far, but noth­ing con­crete to go on.

“I had a photo sent to me of a man who looked sim­i­lar to me,” he said.

“Other than that, there hasn’t been much else.

“If he is out there and he sees any of this, I hope he reaches out and isn’t afraid to get in con­tact with me.”

Mr Bal­lard, who has four chil­dren, said it was his part­ner who urged him to get on­line and start search­ing for his dad.

“My wife pushed me to look harder. She be­lieves ev­ery child should know their fa­ther,” he said.

“I just hope, af­ter all th­ese years of not do­ing any­thing, no one judges me.”

If the pair could be united, Mr Bal­lard said he would be over­joyed.

“It will be very emo­tional. I wouldn’t know what to say to him,” he said.

“My step­fa­ther has al­ways been there for me and I love him to bits and def­i­nitely wouldn’t change that part of my life. He has been great.

“It is just know­ing who my real fa­ther is – that’s my goal.”

If you have any in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Ash­ley Clark at the Bund­aberg NewsMail on 4153 8572.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT

FAM­ILY SEARCH: Af­ter 31 years, Terry Bal­lard is look­ing for his bi­o­log­i­cal fa­ther.

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