On Friday I visited the St Laurie’s games which they organise for students on the Southside (in my electorate and further) who have physical or intellectual disability.
It is entirely organised by the students of St Laurie’s and Lourdes Hill College – entirely their own initiative.
One of the students I met who was there to participate in the games told me that we had met before at the Coffee Club.
Kunal told me that I had told him “the sky’s the limit”.
He then told me that, after our first encounter, he went home and told his mum, “Mum, Kevin Rudd told me the sky’s the limit” to which his Mum replied, “Well, always remember that.”
He then reassured me that he remembers our meeting and most importantly, that “I am trying”.
I have every confidence that he will keep trying, he will reach his dreams and inspire many others along the way.
So between again meeting this young man, and seeing the initiative of the students at St Lauries and Lourdes Hill – I remain an absolute optimist on the future of our youth.
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