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Editor's Viewpoint: Shea an inspiration to all as he begins grammar school

Editor's Viewpoint

When Shea Simpson was born prematurely he weighed just 1lb 1oz, and doctors warned his parents that he might not survive his first day.

However, he did survive, but he later faced the enormous challenges of autism, blindness and, at one stage, pneumonia.

Miraculously, he overcame all those setbacks and today the 11-year-old is attending Rainey Endowed Grammar School for the first time.

What a proud day this is for Shea and his parents, and what an inspiring example it is for all of us.

Due to the care of his parents and family, and the medical and nursing teams, Shea has come through it all.

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