Trekking 250km across the sand hills of the Simpson Desert is by no means remarkable. What is remarkable - and completely bewildering - is that in the year 2019, tens of thousands of Australians with high care needs are living in inappropriate and unacceptable housing.
What is even more remarkable - these inspirational Australians who bravely deal with the cards they've been dealt each and every day.
Since the introduction of the NDIS, and through organisations like Youngcare, we now have the ability to help deserving individuals gain their independence through enabling choice and control of where, and with whom, they will live.
I am incredibly fortunate and honoured to be working alongside Youngcare in Townsville, collaborating to develop purpose-built SDA dwellings for North Queenslanders with high care needs.
But there is still so much that needs to be done in terms of awareness, funding, policy and support.
It is a privilege to have the opportunity to support this critical cause through the 2019 Youngcare Simpson Desert Trek. Please help me in my quest to raise further, much-needed awareness and funds to help transform the lives of thousands of deserving young Australians.
Thank you in advance for your support and generosity - all contributions are greatly appreciated.