Ann Hutchinson is a young woman who is putting her life back on track. She says “I look normal, but I have something one cannot see straight away.” She is referring to her acquired brain injury as a result of a stroke even at a young age. After undergoing a lot of therapy and rehabilitation, Ann learned to live a new life through the support of Guide Dogs Victoria that helped her with her vision impairment at the beginning, and then she also had to re-learn how to use public transport and make sense of her environment. Her life is full of doctor’s appointments she can no longer cope with how many she has in a year! Currently she is studying advocacy as Yooralla, and is involved with a brain injury group. She volunteers at an Op shop and does some speaking with Speakers Bank. These activities opened her eyes to the world of disability.
Ann’s mission is:
“I want to use my voice and remaining intelligence to be an advocate for the disabled and to raise awareness of the diversity in that world”
For more information about Ann please contact Speakers Bank’s Project Officer on 03 9314 0988 or firstname.lastname@example.org