Glen Hawke

Glen was taken into care when he was 10 months old and has lived with his Aunty ever since. He was born with FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) and wasn’t expected to live long, but through the loving care of his family, not only did he survive, he flourished into the strong man that he is now.

Life has not been easy for Glen with most of his life connected to Princess Margaret Hospitable and continual physio, speech and audio therapy which followed him most of his growing up years. To the doctor’s amazement, Glen beat the odds and not only learned how to walk and talk but also secured a permanent position at Curtin University where he has been a gardener for the past ten years. Glen graduated with a horticultural degree and has obtained his driver’s licence.

Over the past ten years, Glen has been involved with Kinship Connections as the gardener for the “Weed Choppers” program where young men mowed lawns for the community Elders which helped fund Kinship’s social outings for the boys. Recently Glen has been volunteering on the “Fire Star Camps” which is a program Kinship runs for Aboriginal young Men within the community.