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A father’s love and the battle to give Shane a fighting chance

23 February 2022


The Weekend Australian magazine has featured a story on the history of the O’Reilly family and the beginning of Fighting Chance and Hireup.

“The tone was set by both my parents, but particularly my dad, that come what may we look after each other, we protect each other, we fight for each other,” Laura O’Reilly says.

“My father was absolutely dedicated to Shane, he was determined to give Shane absolutely everything that he could. And that has really influenced Jordy and me now in the work that we do in the Australian disability sector.”

Told his disabled son couldn’t attend a school camp, David O’Reilly’s response was indignant: ‘We’ll see about that.’ 

Click the link below to read the inspirational story on how Fighting Chance was born. The story of CEO and co-founder Laura O’Reilly OAM and co-founder Jordan O’Reilly’s family, their parents relentless dedication and their battle to give their brother Shane a fighting chance.