Among those who were touched by Ray’s story was Brisbane carpenter Mati Batsinilas. Mati was moved to tears by Mr. Johnstone’s plea and has offered him a two-day fishing trip off Stradbroke Island on a fishing boat. Ray has gladly accepted.
“That is the worst thing — I would not want to be in that position because we love fishing so much. I’m happy to pay for flights for him from SA to Brisbane, pick him up from the airport. This is just something where I feel like I can help and I do it with passion. I want him to have the best experience of his life.”