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Dad reflects on life without Nathan & Walking Off The War

john shanahan father of nathan cfa defence force PTSD walking off the war within WOTWW 2016 pic by 3ba ed

The next Walking off the War Within event has been set for 29 February 2020 in Ballarat's Victoria Park.

The event is going be formally launched with a special event at North Ballarat Sports Club on October 18, but in the meantime we caught up with John Shanahan, the father of beloved soldier, firefighter and fundraiser Nathan, who succumbed to PTSD in late 2016.

His death prompted the annual walk, which is an awareness raiser for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

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Nathan in 2015 (above) while walking between Mildura and Adelaide.

Here's a bit more on Nathan from one of his workmates at Ballarat City CFA...