Moran Engadine residents enjoyed an inspirational Biggest Morning Tea whilst fundraising for the Cancer Council this morning and were treated to a wonderful presentation by blind explorer, adventurer, motivational speaker and all round great guy – Nick Gleeson.
Nick is now an accessibility advocate and motivational speaker who describes himself as “an ordinary person who has followed his dreams” he hopes his achievements will inspire Australians of all abilities to do the same.
Nick lost his sight at seven when an automatic supermarket door struck his head, causing a retinal detachment. However, being blind has never held him back. He has raised two children with wife, Heather, who is also blind; climbed Mount Kilimanjaro; reached Everest Base Camp and completed the New York Marathon three times as well as the grueling Comrades Marathon in Africa.
Nick’s dog also enjoyed a few sneaky treats in the process.
Thank you to everyone who attended and fund raised for such a worthy cause.