As part of the upcoming Usher Syndrome Coalition USH2022 Connections Conference, UsherKids Australia will be hosting an Usher Panel for our family and friends in the Usher community.
Join us as we chat to six incredible young adults with Usher syndrome about how they approach balance between university, life, work, and travel while maintaining their health and wellbeing.
Online on July 9th, 2022 at 10:00 AM (AEST)
To join, a virtual registration for the USH2022 Connections Conference is required. To register and to find our more, please visit ushersyndrome.org/ush2022.
If cost is an obstacle, please reach out to Julia at email@example.com.
Matt Cameron is a young adult taking on the world of sport representing Australia in Blind Cricket and making his first international century in the recent blind cricket clash against New Zealand. He is currently studying Exercise Physiology at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia.
Kate Morell is a graphic designer, writer, and blogger. “I write to share my story. I fear my story will never be known, as I fear I will become invisible, the deafblind woman, and nothing more. Writing is my therapy. It is my companion. It is my friend.”
Daniel Talko describes coming to grips with sight loss gave him an innate desire to see it all. It encouraged internal reflection & personal growth ensued. The moments of humiliation & struggle, were essentially freeing. It presented the opportunity to live a full & meaningful life which Dan has embraced. He is now in pursuit of having a positive impact on others through coaching & in more recent times stand-up comedy.
Jessica Liang is a Program Manager at Social Impact Hub. She manages the Scaling Impact accelerator which is a program that helps social enterprises and purpose-driven start-ups grow their business and prepare for future impact investment. She is particularly passionate about supporting and championing social enterprises and their capacity to create sustainable impact in society and has degrees in Commerce and Law.
Glenn Roberts is self-confessed adrenaline junkie and V8 Superboat racer. During his 20-year career in the jetboat sport, he’s knocked the world champion off the podium, and finished in fourth place in the 2018 and 2019 Penrite Australian V8 Superboats Championship. He wants to share his story to help inspire the younger generation to keep a positive outlook and live life to the fullest.
Danielle Verhoeven is a highly experienced nurse, disability advocate and mentor. She is currently the Project and Events at Blind Citizens Australia, as well as a board director of In Sight of Dreams, a charity supports people with acquired disability through life’s dramatic changes. She is also currently studying a Master’s in Public Health.