Recent Stories

Sophie’s Story – Lost and Found

My family emigrated from Ireland to Australia when I was about to turn three. We knew no one when we arrived and so our family of four became a very tight unit. I was an anxious child and longed for the approval of others. When I began gaining weight in primary school I became the victim of bullying and taunts that rocked my fragile self-esteem. Fortunately, I had a very close ....

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Emily’s Story – Hope for Tomorrow

On the 14th November 2015, my life hit rock bottom. I sat with my psychologist and listened to her explain to me that I had no hope for a brighter future. She told me that I was too far-gone inside the eating disorders, anxiety and depression that controlled me. A full recovery should not be expected. She elaborated, saying that while I may possibly learn to manage my symptoms,....

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Jordan’s Story – Honey and Gold

It’s been just over a year since my sister died. My world has been forever changed. I have experienced emotions and thoughts I never thought I would. I couldn’t even put into words until now all the thoughts that swirl though my mind. I am still amazed at what angles and thoughts my mind can cover in just a split second, let alone a year. And even now, the words are all the....

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Andrea’s Story - One Smooth Stone

Andrea’s Story – One Smooth Stone

Deep in my heart I sensed that 2001 would be a difficult year for me.  My teaching contract in Hong Kong was coming to an end and I was not looking forward to saying farewell to all of the precious friends that I had made over the last two years. What I did not anticipate is that my time in Hong Kong would end so suddenly and traumatically. It all began with what I thought &he....

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Don’s Story – The Good Farmer

Don’s Story – The Good Farmer

Donald Keith Grey was born 12 January 1930; the same year as Neil Armstrong, Warren Buffet and Clint Eastwood. It was big year for heroes. He may not have walked on the moon, become a billionaire or ever said ‘Go ahead punk, make my day’ but in the eyes of our family, Uncle Don was the biggest hero of them all. The eldest child of Keith and Edith Grey, he was joined by 5 si....

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