August 2023

This month started off with a bang, I was honoured to be asked and help out with an article on my experience of Stroke by the Stroke Foundation as part of their Stroke Week promotion. Regional Illawarra, a digital media platform covered my journey from when the Stroke occurred and the 15 years afterwards. My sincere thanks to Keeli for putting together such a well written article!!! The next bit of exciting news fell a week or so later when I was asked to join the team on Vox FM’s Ability Matters show as a co-host. Mind-blowing stuff as they are the world’s longest running disability show, I am extremely grateful to Alan and Tony for their support to join them and our sponsor Sean for his belief in me to provide this wonderful opportunity!!!

Community Industry Group offered to host the Altered Abilities Awareness Course at their office as a Free Diversity Training which was amazing. A massive thank you to CEO Nicky Sloan and the team for all the support they offered in promoting and organising this event. Around the middle of the month, I had some photo’s taken with the Altered Abilities banner and my walking aid which looks much like a staff. This went into the Community Industry Group newsletter to advertise the Free Diversity Training.

Towards the end of the month, I held a stall for my book…. Shit!! I’m 26 and had a Stroke. The day went well, talking with people about their own experiences while giving them a bit of background on my own journey. Ability Matters is going along well and I was involved with interviews and relaying some good news stories both locally and interstate. The very end of the month finished up with a Living Books Talk at Warrawong High School. A wonderful morning spent with a great group of kids.

Promoting awareness and sign to look out for
Great community radio offering a great selection of music
Offering support and services to non-profit organisations
Spreading the word
Cassandra, Glen and I at Warrawong High School for Living Books

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