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IN SEARCH OF AN OUTBACK LEGEND

IN SEARCH OF AN OUTBACK LEGEND Nothing says Australia more than a postcard image of a rusty windmill and outback shed at sunset, the red earth stretching to the horizon as the odd mob of cattle – or even...

Can Do Canada

From Niagra falls to a wheelchair accessible snow mobile ride on a glacier, Canada has stunning and accessible attractions for travellers who use a wheelchair. READ FULL STORY IN LINK MAGAZINE HERE   TRAVEL: CAN DO CANADA By Marayke...

NEXT GENERATION OF SPORTING CHAMPIONS CREATED IN FRONT O

Olympic champions of the future were created in living rooms across the Sunshine Coast this week, as children sat transfixed front of televisions and mobile devices watching their sporting heroes winning medals and competing for Australia in Rio. As...

How many Paralympic & disability references did you

As a retired Paralympian who was inspired to take up sport watching the Olympics opening ceremony on television as a little girl in a pink wheelchair, an Olympic games is guaranteed to get the heart rate going and the...

Letter to the first NIISQ recipient

Dear driver, I don’t know you but I know what you’re going through. Today you had an accident that will change your life forever. You are in a hospital and doctors may be mentioning word like spinal cord injury,...

Ambassador for Govt National Injury Insurance Scheme

Marayke is Proud to have been announced as the QLD Ambassador for the National Injury Insurance sheme (NIIS) by the treasurer Curtis Pitt and Minister for Disabilities  Coralee O’Rourke today outside parliament house in Brisbane.   ” This is...

Marayke chosen for elite global women’s leadership

Marayke is incredible proud to have won one of just 25 positions available globally for retired female athletes to be mentored by business leaders in making a transition to becoming leaders outside the sporting arena. In partnership and support...

Sport Hall of Fame induction

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7 News: australia Day Award

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RSL supports wheelchair vehicle modifications

Maroochy RSL have kindly donated $11 000 towards having my vehicle modified to carry an electric wheelchair so Marayke can continue her work with the charity she founded to empower athletes with disabilities  Sporting Dreams: The Marayke Jonkers Sporting Dreams fund. The...