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Dean West

Dean West

“As everyone is soon to find out, from my BBC doco, I had a hard time after leaving the army. I have a lot of survival skills, and using this to help other people balances my inner demons. I’ve been very fortunate with Team Rubicon to deploy overseas and domestically. At the moment, I am sitting in Palu, with Rich and Dion, and we’ve just been out to check some sites that we will be damage assessing tomorrow with our UAVs. The site we were standing on was impacted by a phenomenon known as liquefaction, where the earth is churned so much that it turns into a quicksand whirlpool. It’s now thought to be the gravesite of thousands of people. I feel extremely grateful to have the opportunity to be here and help the people of Indonesia and I feel incredible sorrow for their loss. But I know me and the team are here to do something for the Indonesian government that is needed and will help them move forward. Tonight when I go to sleep, I know that balance in the fight with my demons is topped up. Thanks to Team Rubicon. Cheers, see yas when I get back.”

 

One Response to “Dean West”

  1. Bruce Heron

    I’m watching you now on ABC’s story about your trip to the Kimberley. David Petersen is coming to my Rotary Club early Jan to talk about Team Rubicon & the great difference this initiative is making. I take my hat off to you and wish you well.

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