• I had the same surgery as Princess Eugenie- and her wedd

    Okay princess yours is neater and my scar is bad ass bigger and longer -i’m talking about scars of course! Both are beautiful. I hope this story shows anyone self-conscious about scars you are still beautiful, it is just a road...
  • Movie premiere:first man

    Excited to be invited by universal studios to premiere of #firstman – a movie about Neil Armstrong’s family and story behind that famous flight. Loved seeing the memorabilia when I visited nasa in Houston for the iwf global women’s forum. @johnson...
  • Queens Baton Relay

    Still pinching myself at the honour of carrying the Queen’s baton on the Sunshine Coast infant of my family. Wonderful to see so many generations from school kids to grandparents out cheering and all sectors of the community represented as baton...
  • 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 a stray...
  • 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 Jonkers Posing...
  • 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 parents a...
  • 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 memories flowing....
  • 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, blindness, burns,...
  • 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 possibly the...
  • 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 of EY,...