35-year-old Lee Nutley has cerebral palsy and zips around in this electric wheelchair.
35-year-old Lee Nutley has cerebral palsy and zips around in this electric wheelchair. Christopher Chan GLACERE

Mum calls for changes

IT'S official.

This reporter has a new squeeze.

His name is Lee Nutley. He's a 35-year-old history buff with big blue eyes and a V8 supercar obsession. It's love.

But Lee's mum Pauline sets the record straight.

"If there's a real cute little lady on the train, he'll go 'Beth who?'".

Lee lives in Rockhampton. He spent last weekend with his family in Calliope.

He was due to travel back Wednesday afternoon.

Lee shares a house with five other men, who are all in their 60s.

It's less than ideal.

"There's nothing else," Pauline said.

She'd love for her boy to live closer to home. And so would he.

"Can I stay living with you forever?" he asked his mum, a couple of days before The Observer's interview.

Lee has cerebral palsy and a mild intellectual impairment. He zips around in an electric wheelchair.

And he has a massive heart. Lee has just signed up to sponsor his second World Vision child. Little Purity, five, lives in Kenya.

Lee's also a huge Ned Kelly fan.

"Because he's related to us," he explained.

Pauline added the bushranger was, in fact, a distant relative. The outlaw's inked on Lee's left arm.

The charmer flexed his muscle to show off his tattoo and gave a cheeky wink.



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