Special Olympics Canterbury athlete Frank Green is half the man he used to be, literally. Over the past four years he has lost 112 kilograms, a feat he is incredibly proud of.
“It got to the stage I couldn’t play sport anymore. It was time to make a change.”
Now the 54-year-old is back playing tenpin bowling and is better than ever.
As a Global Messenger he is keen to spread the word that everyone can achieve what they want if they are willing to try. He’s a living testament to this message.
Frank is an active member of the Christchurch community. From Saturday to Tuesday he can be found at Homestead Ilam Home and Hospital. On Wednesday and Thursday, he works at Wai-ora Nursery and Landscapes, and has just completed a Level 2 Horticulture course.
Frank is also a member of the Christchurch South Lions Club and has presented at Rotary. In his spare time Frank breeds cockatoos and budgies and collects caps, pens and salt and pepper shakers (none of which have been damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes!).