Gold Coast Titans PDRL & IDRL team doctor, Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM, has generously donated $15,000 to the Titans Together Foundation.
Dr Dinesh, who was named the 2021 QLD Australian of the Year, has thoughtfully donated the funds he receives from various public speaking commitments.
Titans Together is the Club’s legacy to the community, with a commitment to its various Cultural and Social Inclusion programs and charity partners.
Dr Dinesh, who was the first quadriplegic medical graduate and medical intern in QLD, was recently appointed as the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Senior Adviser to the Disability Royal Commission.
He also currently works as an emergency doctor in the Gold Coast University Hospital and is co-founder of Doctors with Disabilities Australia.
Dr Palipana was inspired to be a part of the program after seeing the Titans PDRL team in action in 2019 – a group of young men who have refused to let disability stand in the way of achieving their dream.
Last year, Dr Palipana said that joining the Titans as PDRL team doctor has been a way to strengthen his connection with the local community he serves as a doctor and deepen his love for the Gold Coast.
“It is very special for me,” Dr Dinesh said.
“I love the Titans’ approach to just being very community-minded, and I like that they have taken the lead in doing this,” he said.
Club Chairman Dennis Watt said the Titans are extremely grateful for Dr Palipana’s donation and work with the Club.
“Dr Dinesh continues to show just how selfless he is,” Watt said.
“He is an extremely generous man and we are so grateful to have him as part of our Club.
“We are so grateful for his donation and know that it will help so many people in the community.
“The work he does for Titans Together, the Club and the Gold Coast Community is extraordinary,” he said.
General Manager Community and Game Development Renee Cohen said Dr Dinesh’s donation will be extremely helpful in delivering Titans Together programs.
“We are so thankful for Dr Dinesh, the work he does and for his donation,” Cohen said.
“The donation will help us continue with our various Leagueability programs, Cultural programs and will help assist our charity partners,” she said.
To learn more about Titans Together and how to donate, visit the website here.