Episode 5: Plane crash survivor Guy Boland's mantra - Focus on the next 10 minutes.
September 07, 2020
Our next guest on the Mindarma podcast is Guy Boland.
Guy survived a light plane crash near Moree airport in March 2011 that killed his parents and older sister. The pilot of the six-seater plane was also killed. Guy suffered life-threatening injuries while his daughter Hannah was seriously hurt.
Guy had more than 25 operations in hospital over the following years. He managed to recover enough to take over the running of the farming and petroleum businesses that his parents had managed around Moree. Guy runs those operations, splitting his time from his home in Brisbane and Moree.
Guy’s story is one of amazing resilience. In 2018, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with his eldest son. Every year Guy also joins a group of friends he went to Sydney University with in the late 1980s to go bushwalking, usually in Tasmania.
One of those friends is Dean Yates, host of this podcast. In this episode Guy shares his remarkable story of survival with Dean and the how hope, love and friendship played an integral role to his recovery and wellbeing.