A bit about me:
I am 34 and married with 3 beautiful children aged 10, 8 and 3. I previously spent time in the Australian Army as an aircraft maintenance engineer working on Blackhawk helicopters. Aviation is still my passion but I have had to change careers to fit in with wanting to spend time with my husband and children. I am currently working as well as studying for my Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Business Law.
Since my first child was born 10 years ago I have had a very different view of life. I am so fortunate to have happy, healthy children who live their life to the fullest. However, unfortunately I have seen many of my friends and my family have to go through the heartbreak of having children who are not healthy and the emotions and hard work they go through every day to deal with their kids would be overwhelming.
Reason for becoming an Adventurer:
When the Telethon Adventurers started I saw what great work and passion everyone has for helping children and their families who have to overcome terrible illnesses. I want to share in that passion and it breaks my heart to see what some kids and their families go through every day. I often feel so helpless and want to find a way I can raise money that will go towards helping to find a cure for some of the awful illnesses that can strike a child so quickly. I understand the importance of research into childrens cancer and other childhood illnesses and how this research and vital equipment can be used to treat and diagnose them. I was recently at PMH and seeing some of the children and families there, especially in the Oncology Ward, makes me realise that life really is a gift.
I am really excited to have the opportunity to travel while doing something worthwhile for the children of Western Australia so to be able to walk the Great Wall of China with like minded people while raising money for that vital research will be an amazing experience.