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Nathan’s night of nights

Nathan’s night of nights

Nathan Johnston is a born performer and artist. Raised and still living with his family in NSW's Tweed Heads region, he has always loved acting, painting and singing.   Since leaving school 10 years ago he’s taken his talent to the next level, and with the...

Jacqui overcomes the odds

Jacqui overcomes the odds

Jacqui and her father Don (pictured here with LAC Cindy at left) have overcome the sorts of odds that would have defeated most people many times over – and still come up smiling.   The story begins in 1980 when, as a 15 year old, Jacqui was a passenger in a car...

Jordan swaps Struggle Street for a social whirl

Jordan swaps Struggle Street for a social whirl

When Denise gave birth to her son Jordan, the main concern was that he was three months premature.    “He was born early due to an infection but beyond that he was just a normal, beautiful baby boy,” she says. But shortly after Jordan returned home with his...

A beautiful career beckons Samantha

A beautiful career beckons Samantha

A CASINO family says the introduction of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has changed their life. Their daughter Samantha has just finished Year...

Self-management adds up for Veronica

Self-management adds up for Veronica

Max is a 20 year old NDIS participant. He has epilepsy, glaucoma, vision impairment and an intellectual disability, caused by Sturge Weber Syndrome. He...

Johnny emerges into the light

Johnny emerges into the light

When Johnny finished school in Bathurst last year, it was as if a door had slammed shut on the outside world – literally.

Saturday night’s alright for partying!

Saturday night’s alright for partying!

Robbie loves nothing more than getting together with his mates on a Saturday night. Not too much of a challenge for most young men – but for Robbie it has taken his entire life to reach this point.

Lady of the lantern lights a path for others

Lady of the lantern lights a path for others

When Lismore held its annual Lantern Parade, on Saturday, 23 June 2018, Poppi was front and centre with her own hand-made lantern after almost a year being actively involved as a lantern-maker with parade organiser lightnUp Inc.

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