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Inspirational Women

Here we share with you women who we find inspiratonal because of who they are and what they do.

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Inspirational Woman – Cheryl Koenig

At the age of just 12 years old, Cheryl’s son Jonathan was involved in a horrific car accident and suffered an extremely severe traumatic brain injury. Jonathan was in a coma for six weeks and was given very little chance of survival. Doctors predicted that if he did survive, he would be unable to walk, talk or even eat again.

Cheryl refused to accept this prognosis and set out on a relentless quest to save her son. Her fervent hope that he would one day be well again was poignantly expressed by his many school friends, who filled their school prayer room with hundreds of handmade paper cranes - symbols of hope and healing.

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Introducing...Jackie Brady

jackie-bradyHi. My name is Jackie Brady and I am the Director of Government and Public Relations for Catholic Social Services Australia. My role is primarily one focused on advocacy at the national/federal level and I am also a key driver of policy formulation, organisational and communication strategies, and contribute towards meeting our member services objectives. CSSA is an organisation established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, we serve as a peak body for 69 Member Organisations operated by Dioceses, Religious Orders and Lay Organisations and we strive to be a voice for the voiceless – the vulnerable, the disadvantaged and the poor in our society. Services within the CSSA network mostly help and assist people at times in their lives when they are most fragile –such as, families experiencing breakdown, people battling drug/alcohol addiction, young children removed from their homes for their safety, refugees and asylum seekers, young kids struggling with the challenges of growing up and older people struggling with the challenges of growing old.

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