Tak­ing a load off with John

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LOCAL LIFE -

JOHN En­chong has faced many chal­lenges in his life.

The Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der served in Rwanda, and when he re­turn home he wasn’t the same bub­bly man he was be­fore.

What he saw in the war­zone shook his world, and he be­gan to use al­co­hol to cope when he got home.

Now 14 years sober, he helps any­one strug­gling when­ever he can.

Read the story in­side.

PHOTO: PA­TRICK WOODS

THE REAL HERO: John has bat­tled with de­pres­sion, worked with PTSD in sol­diers and works with in­dige­nous vet­er­ans.

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