Hi, I’m Abel Prasad –
Family First | Mental Health Awareness
I grew up in South Australia, a state which boasts such celebrities like Ryan James “Fitzy” Fitzgerald is a former Australian rules footballer, Big Brother participant, and radio and television personality now living in Sydney; Carleen “Carrie” Bickmore is an Australian talk show and current affairs Gold Logie award-winning television and radio presenter. Bickmore currently hosts The Project on Network Ten and Carrie & Tommy on the Hit Network, also now living in Sydney and finally, James Dixon Swan AO, better known as Jimmy Barnes, is a Scottish-Australian rock singer-songwriter. His career both as a solo performer and as the lead vocalist with the rock band Cold Chisel also now living in Sydney.
South Australia compared to its other sister states is considered a small country town, everyone knows one another and if they don’t they will make it their mission to find out as much as they can before the other one does.
Being such a small state people tend to stick with the same crowd oh and the first thing they ask is what school you went too.
I attended one of South Australia’s most prestigious school St. Peters College. St Peter’s College (officially The Collegiate School of St Peter, but commonly known as SPSC, Sancti Petri Schola Collegiata, St Peter’s or Saints) is an independent boys’ school in the South Australian capital of Adelaide. Founded in 1847 by members of the Anglican Church of Australia, the school is noted for its history and famous alumni, including three Nobel laureates, forty-two Rhodes scholars and ten Australian State Premiers.
It is drummed into us that we are powerful men and that we can have anything we want.
At a young age, my biological parents decided that they couldn’t afford to raise me and wanted to give me up for adoption. My biological father’s brother quickly took me in as he didn’t want anyone of blood leaving the family.
So from seven months old, I was brought up by two very successful doctors and four sisters. My aunt became my mother and she did everything for me. She treated me like her own and bathed me with so much love. I am so blessed to be surrounded by incredible family and now my beautiful fiance Linh who I am very excited to soon call my wife.
This story has a lot more pages to be written but until then.
Peace and Respect,