Troy Austin is running along, his arms outstretched, his hands clutching the pram in front of him.
As the kilometres pass and his body tires, his hands remain firm, his knuckles tight, the pram ahead of him every step of the way.
It’s August 2017 and he is running the Sunshine Coast Marathon. People look, eyes lingering on the empty seat and the undone buckles of the children’s pram. Some ask questions, some joke, many glances do enough of the talking.
For 36-year-old Austin, that’s exactly the point. When people are confused, they ask questions. And when people ask questions, conversations – important, uncomfortable, sometimes ugly conversations – bubble to the surface.