When Victoria was 11 years old, she developed two rare conditions known as transverse myelitis and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. She quickly lost the ability to speak, eat, walk, and move. Years later, she dances on TV!
Mandy Harvey is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and inspirational speaker who lost her residual hearing at the age of nineteen. Mandy tours the world performing her original music and presenting her inspirational story of never giving up and continuing to try.
In 2005 Lisa Cox was a perfectly healthy 24 year old. She had finished two university degrees, rock climbed around Thailand, backpacked through Europe, and played volleyball with the Australian squad. But she suffered a brain haemorrhage which almost killed her.
In June 1988, John Maclean was hit by an 8 ton truck as he rode his bike. 7 years later he made history by becoming the first wheelchair athlete to finish the world's toughest multidisciplinary sporting event – the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon.
Sparsh was born with a rare genetic condition that causes his life to be different than “normal”, but he proves that one can still live a full life, with hope for the future and lots to offer the world.