I am 32 years of age and I was born premature at 25 weeks with Cerebral Palsy and I am legally blind.
I have had approximately 40-50 operations on my Heart, Lungs, Brain and ears.
I am also a swimmer. I have competed at four consecutive Paralympic Games, winning 2 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals. I have swam at 5 World Championships and countless Nationals and other professional meets, won 20 international medals, held 4 World Records and have been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (O.A.M).
I am an Ambassador for Australia Day, Westpac International Disability Day, Life’s Little Treasures, Athlete Leader Swimming Australia, Telstra Paralympic Education Program and Vision Australia Speaking Program.