April 14, 2017

On April 11, 2017 I was honoured to receive a New Zealand Youth Award for Youth with a Disability for my contribution to the disability sector and my community.  The award ceremony took place in Parliament in Wellington and I was presented with my award by the Minister...

February 27, 2017

So excited to have completed my 20th Weet-Bix Tryathlon in Auckland this month.  It was a huge milestone for me having started these events in 2012.  I look forward to keep going and hopefully reach #30 before I am 16 years.  The event organisers, my family, and friend...

November 8, 2016

When I was 7 years old I set myself a challenge of completing a Weet-Bix Kiwi Kids Tryathlon.  As one of the only wheelchair participants it was scary being amongst 1000s of other non-disabled kids.  I knew it would take me longer to complete and I didn't want to come...

October 2, 2016

Despite having a spinal surgery last Tuesday, I was determined not to miss our amazing NZ Paralympians arrive into Auckland airport after their phenomenal performances at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.  Four years ago I did the same thing when they arrived from Lond...

August 25, 2016

So yesterday The Warehouse latest catalogue came out in stores which features myself and my friend Lily-Mae (who also lives with a disability) modelling kids clothes.  The public reaction to this has been so huge in a positive way.  Very often those with disabilities a...

August 21, 2016

For those who are not familiar with Wheelchair Basketball, the rules are very similar to regular Basketball.  We play on the same sized court and we shoot into the hoop that is the same height - 10 feet! It's not always easy as it involves a lot of upper body strength....

August 15, 2016

Last year I was honoured to win the very first Junior AIMES Award for Service to the Community.  The AIMES Awards were developed by the North Harbour Club in 1995 to award grants to youth achieving excellence in the North Harbour Region (www.northharbourclub.co.nz) ....

August 6, 2016

This week I was given the awesome opportunity to speak to Year 7 Students at Kristin School in Albany, Auckland  about my life and the message I wanted to share about overcoming challenges to achievement.  I had hoped to inspire them to think about their own life, thei...

July 24, 2016

Yesterday our junior wheelchair basketball club hosted the annual Auckland WheelStarz Invitational.  It was a fantastic day with 4 amazing teams competing for the trophy.  My team - Auckland WheelStarz Blue - went undefeated in all the games and won the tournament! I p...

July 15, 2016

So I have been doing the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlons since I was seven years old.  I have done 17 already.  A couple of months ago Sanitarium did a nation wide search for 5 kids to appear on the Weet-Bix cereal boxes along with their story. I was selected as on...

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