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Elizabeth Venn receiving her winners cheque. Photo supplied.
Elizabeth Venn receiving her winners cheque. Photo supplied.

Elizabeth Venn, a delightful young resident of Ocean Shores, was awarded $2000 last week for her entry into a unique video competition looking at what is like to walk a day in her shoes. The competition was rub by disability services provider, DJ Health.

Born with Down’s Syndrome, Elizabeth has never allowed anything to hold her back – and certainly not from her passion, dancing.

The exciting initiative invited Australians living with disability to create a movie trailer showcasing what it is like to walk one day In Their Shoes. The entries that came in were all inspiring, delightful celebrations of life. Each in their own way declaring loudly, that despite life’s challenges and circumstances, there is always a choice to live with beauty and positivity.

The winning entry offered a joyful collage of Elizabeth’s passion for dancing – on stage, at the park, with friends, at parties… anywhere really!

As a young girl, Elizabeth had always had dreams to dance professionally, but instead of chasing the limelight, she has made the limelight her life.

DJ Health CEO, Nicki Wright, has expressed her gratitude at the efforts of all participants and was delighted to present Elizabeth and her support worker, and co-producer, Gail Sheppard with a cheque for $2000. Minister Prentice and the Hon Stuart Robert MP were also present for the celebration and video viewing at company headquarters on the Gold Coast.


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