Living Choice Kawana Island residents all came out to show their support for organ donor recipient, Heather Armstrong, at Happy Hour on Friday 31st March.
Heather is getting ready to travel to Perth to represent Australia in the World Transplant Games which starts on Saturday 15th April.
Heather will be competing in the cycling 10km time trial on Monday 17th and the 30km road race on Tuesday 18th April.
The residents have been busy fundraising for Heather and several raffles were drawn on the night. These included an original painting by Ian Love, a painting donated by Bev Spencer from her late husband Bill Spencer, a `Lazy Susan’ chess board made and donated by Don Lindsay and a wooden truck made and donated by Digby Milne.
With a busy training schedule in place leading up to the games, Heather is now focusing all her energy on preparation for her events. Heather has a great support crew travelling with her and we know she will give it nothing less than 100 percent.
Heather received her kidney transplant in January 2021, and is very open about discussing how this not only saved her life but how it is important that everyone has a conversation with their loved ones about organ donation. This amazing woman has taken on a lot of adversity in life but everyone that knows Heather will agree she has the tenacity and strength to conquer whatever she sets her mind to.
At the speeches given at the Friday night “Happy Hour”, Village Manager Rusco Dunstan said Heather was just amazing and well-admired in the village. Chairman David Thomas said she never gives up and, rain or shine, she always shows up for her training every day.
You are already a winner to us, Heather and we will all be cheering you on from all the Living Choice villages.