Discover the stories behind Calvary's clients || A huge truck enthusiast, Rod Lee looks forward to the Penrith Truck Show with his Calvary Support Worker every year.
Truck aficionado Rod Lee lives independently in his own home in Canberra. Rod’s van is fitted for easy wheelchair access and he is always out and about in the capital.
In the 1990s, Rod was in the army and was deployed to Bosnia in 1993. He was a delivery truck driver of supplies.
Rod loves to share photos with family, friends and Care Experts, and visit the museum, shows and the cinema with his Support Workers.
I’m allergic to wives but treasure my family!
I have a tribe of five kids and three grandchildren and love having them over for a big Christmas soiree every year. My brother Greg is a great companion and an integral part of my life. He put together a family history and I have really enjoyed exploring my ancestry.
Set goals to achieve what you want in life
Whatever your circumstances, goal setting is very important. Big or small, write them down so everyone knows and so that you are all on the same page. Going on holiday was my big goal and recently we reached the Gold Coast. It’s such a great feeling when you achieve a goal.
Follow your passions
Since I was a small boy I have always loved trucks and vehicles. I worked as a mechanical engineer and owned trucks in my business. I am still mad about trucks and visit the Penrith truck show with my Care Expert every year.
Communicate with the people around you
I accept that I need support to live independently but you can’t expect everyone to understand your perspective straight away. I try and communicate as much as possible and be open and accepting of new people.
Do the stuff you enjoy
You can do anything, but be careful. Think about things first, take time to consider the consequences and then do it.
If you would like to learn more about Home Care Experts by Calvary and how we can support your passions, please call one of our friendly Care Experts on 1300 66 00 22.
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Founded in 1885 by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, Calvary is a charitable, not-for-profit, Catholic health care organisation. Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate health care to the most vulnerable, including those reaching the end of their life. We're responsible for over 12,000 staff and volunteers, 15 Public and Private Hospitals, 15 Retirement and Aged Care Facilities and a national network of Community Care Centres.
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