Allycia, alongside some of her peers also presented during the course of our two day program. Each of the speakers shared stories of their lives, including the triumphs and the challenges, with each inspiring us to continue into our futures with a positive outlook. One of our favourite speakers was Tim who had the room in stitches as he recounted how he and his Mother, Mary, have triumphed over her recent health challenges. Tim was born with a difference on the 18th Chromosome, and has been a member of Toastmasters for many years. His eloquence and delivery were amazing.
Our Australian Coordinators Marlene and Scott once again did an outstanding job of bringing us all together to celebrate who we have become and what our young people have achieved in their lives against odds too great to fathom. Gratitude knows no bounds when you travel with such a courageous group of parents who do not falter in their roles as advocates and children who are simply busy getting on with the business of living full lives.