ROLE MODEL: Simon Neal humbled by how others see him.
ROLE MODEL: Simon Neal humbled by how others see him.

Q AND A: Simon proves he has more than nine lives

THERE are so many truly remarkable people in the South Burnett.

Each and every one of us has a lifetime of achievements, thoughts, beliefs and lessons learned.

The Q&A feature is an opportunity to showcase some of the exceptional people in our proud region.

This week, we hear from serial South Burnett volunteer, Simon Neal.

1. What is something you really resent paying for?

Poor customer service.

2. What is the best advice you ever received?

Better go get the lump checked out.

3. What do you do to relax?

Listen to music and spend time with family and friends.

4. What is one thing you would struggle to quit?


5. What do you wish you knew when you were younger?

To not care what others think about you.

6. What is the worst injury you’ve had and how did it happen?

I ran through a glass door when I was 11 and effectively died from blood loss. The doctors couldn’t find my pulse, however, the quick actions of my friend and his parents saved my life. I was also bitten by a tiger snake and had a pretty severe motorbike accident. I was fed through a drip for a couple of weeks.

7. What would your friends say is your worst habit?

Saying I am having a quiet night, then doing a ‘dawnbreaker’. It is quite habitual, but fun.

8. What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?

On International Men’s Day, a friend told me he looks to me as a role model. That really meant a lot to me.

9. If you could write a new law, what would it be?

That people accept everyone for who they are.

10. What do you do when you have 30 minutes free?

Go for a walk.