Marayke is fundraising for modifications to a van that will enable it to carry her powered wheelchair so she can get to work and continue her work in the community including with the charity she founded sporting Dreams, after suffering an overuse injury to her arms meaning she needs a powered wheelchair that is too heavy to lift into her current car.

Marayke has the car, but modifications are expensive- havining

and saved and fundraised $38 000 to be a passenger she is now needs another $75000 to drive independently.

Tax-deductible Donations are processed by Sunshine Butterflies the  Registered Charity supporting “Make Marayke Mobile”. A new window will open taking you to a payment gateway to make secure credit card donations.

Meet Marayke

Marayke Jonkers, 34, is a retired Paralympic medal winning swimmer, paratriathlete and founder of Sporting Dreams, a grants program which helps athletes with disabilities. Unfortunately after 20 years as an elite athlete Marayke has been diagnosed with an overuse injury to her arms and now not only lives in extreme pain but requires a modified van to drive while still in her motorised wheelchair, as she is unable to propel a manual wheelchair and transport it in her current vehicle.

Imagine going from being so strong you can lift your body weight with one hand to being so weak you drop a piece of toast, and not only that being forced to stay at home because you cannot afford a suitable mode of transportation.

Imagine if every time you went to work you became bedridden in agony for up to a month because you had to use inappropriate transport – this is a reality for Marayke now as when she travels to every motivational speaking job she is required to go in a car or maxi taxi and causes her extreme discomfort.

Yet Marayke remains motivated to continue working and contributing to the community. She has overcome so many obstacles through the thoracic outlet syndrome including an inability to type or use the mouse by now using voice dictation to control her computer so that she can continue her role as a motivational speaker, sharing her journey to becoming a Paralympian in the hope it inspires others to chase their dreams.

Your support and kind donations are greatly appreciated and will make a huge difference in Marayke’s life and what she can continue to achieve. Thank You!

How much is required for Marayke to be a passenger?

$38280 = Raised and the modifications are in progress

How much is required for Marayke to be the driver?

$75000

total amount required?

$10328

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Donate towards some of modifications required. The car is currently at the modifiers waiting for the final funds to be raised.

Some of the items required for Marayke to be a passenger.

  • Wheelchair lift loader $7950

  • Remote control for loader $2250

  • Auto open rear door system $5200

  • Program remote keypad $250

  • Docking station that turns wheelchair into a car seat $5000

  • Docking pin on wheelchair to lock it in $750

 

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HAVE YOU NOTICED…

From Television News

to the front page of the newspaper and radio interviews

the media is a-buzz with the Make_Marayke_Mobile Campaign

Paralympian Marayke Jonkers – and the people she inspires –
sincerely need your support.

All funds raised from donations go to “Make Marake Mobile”


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Tax-deductible Donations are processed by Sunshine Butterflies the  Registered Charity supporting “Make Marayke Mobile”. A new window will open taking you to a payment gateway to make secure credit card donations.

 

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More about Marayke and the need for this fund-raiser

Chances are you already know Marayke from her presence on TV, Radio and Social Media - initially from her sporting career, then subsequently with the great work she's been doing in the community. But all that may grind to a painful halt if Marayke can't get help from caring people like you. If you haven't met her yet, click here for More about Marayke

Marayke Jonkers- Australian Paralympic Swimmer, Paratriathlete, motivational speaker, and founder of the charitable foundation Sporting Dreams.

WHO IS MARAYKE​?

Marayke’s journey from becoming paraplegic in a car accident as a baby to a three-time Paralympian has inspired people around Australia through her motivational presentations and media appearances.

Marayke won a silver and two bronze Paralympic medals as a swimmer, and later became Australia’s first female paratriathlete when she won bronze at the world championships in 2010. A former world record holder and current Australian record holder Marayke won Queensland Young Achiever Award in 2005, has twice been a finalist in the Young Australian of the Year Awards and has been an Olympic torch bearer.

Since retiring from competitive sport due to injury in 2011 Marayke has focused her attention on helping the next generation of Paralympians through the foundation she started called Sporting Dreams.

She has appeared on television shows including Insight on SBS, Totally Wild on channel 10, and in publications including Cosmopolitan Magazine.

WHAT DOES MARAYKE SPEAK ABOUT

LIFE . INSPIRATION. CHASING DREAMS. ACHIEVING GOALS. OVERCOMING OBSTACLES.

​Marayke has spoken to audiences ranging from 10 to 3000, in venues as diverse as preschools and Parliament House. She has shared the stage with dignitaries including Premiers and the Governor General. Her story is of daring to dream big, set goals and never giving up no matter what obstacles life throws in your path.

She uses sport as a metaphor for life as she weaves her own stories of achievements, medal-winning highs and injury-plagued lows, through practical tips each of us can use to lead a rich, rewarding life and overcome the obstacle Marayke says are ‘inevitable’

“While we may not be able to choose what happens to us in life, we can choose the attitude we have towards it. So choose to win,”

– Marayke Jonkers.​​

Marayke has a special interest in peak performance, and sharing the unique ‘mind training’ strategies she developed during her sporting career to help audiences ‘step up to the next level’ and get that last 10% out of themselves.

If you are seeking a speaker on any of these topics , Marayke can help ( and will customise the presentation to your specific goals and requirements)

  • Peak performance
  • Goal Setting ( and achieving- how to stick to your plans)
  • Obliterating obstacles
  • Disability & the Paralympics: Marayke is very passionate about promoting Paralympic sport and disability awareness and has fun activities to help participants experience Paralympic sport.
  • Safety: ​Marayke has spoken to audiences about spinal injury prevention and workplace safety. As she says, “at the moment prevention is the only cure.”
Why the Modifications are Life Changing

Why the modifications are so life changing

Marayke can no longer access employment or continue her charity work as before due to a lack of transport.

“Imagine if every time you went to work you became bedridden in agony for up to a month because you had to use inappropriate transport” – this is a reality for Marayke now as when she travels to every motivational speaking job she is required to go in a car or maxi taxi and causes her extreme discomfort.

Imagine going from being so strong you can lift your body weight with one hand to being so weak you drop a piece of toast, and not only that, but being forced to stay at home because you cannot afford a suitable mode of transportation.

Yet Marayke remains motivated to continue working and contributing to the community. She has overcome so many obstacles through the thoracic outlet syndrome including an inability to type or use the mouse, to now using voice dictation to control her computer so she can continue her role as a motivational speaker, sharing her journey to becoming a Paralympian in the hope it inspires others to chase their dreams.

 

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