Suc­cess is in the sup­port

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - Emma Reid Re­porter emma.reid@news-mail.com.au

THIS week has been an eye-opener for me as I trav­elled across the beau­ti­ful re­gions.

I was amazed by the qual­ity of the ex­hi­bi­tions and the level of care given to each an­i­mal at Snakes Down Un­der along with the in­ti­mate na­ture of the park it­self.

No won­der Kathy Chalker vis­its the park often, show­ing it off to vis­i­tors.

Adding to the awe I felt af­ter see­ing what Ian Jenk­ins does, I was in­spired by Rob and Sarah Cook who have def­i­nitely over­come some tough bat­tles.

And their fight­ing spir­its is on dis­play with when you see what they have achieved since Rob’s he­li­copter crash eight years ago.

If you have the will there is a way and their story is tes­ta­ment of this.

He didn’t give up on life when many in his sit­u­a­tion would have.

His fam­ily and friends stood by him and with their sup­port he was able to do more than the imag­in­able.

Not only is he a strong willed and de­ter­mined busi­ness man, he is a fa­ther to two lit­tle boys, who will one day look back and see what he was able to achieve and know that their own story book was crafted by the strength in the their fam­ily.

As a re­porter I have met and in­ter­viewed peo­ple from all walks of life but the legacy the Cooks are leav­ing be­hind and I will take their story with me to share with those who think they have it tough.

Rob may think he isn’t do­ing any­thing spe­cial but if he could only see him­self through our eyes.

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