Imagine having a busy Tuesday morning. Phone calls, emails to reply to, customers to see and then you get to the mail and notice that you’re nominated for Australia Day Citizen of the year!
That is what happened two weeks ago. I was busy tending to our little carpentry business and Tania sent me a picture of an invitation to be present for the Citizen of the Year of the Central Highlands in Queensland.
It is truly an honor to say the least. I am an Australian Immigrant of 14 years and to be given such recognition in this category is beyond comprehension.
This award to me is a major verification from our local government that Dan’s Fast Run has made a huge impact on our community here in Emerald. Our local Mayor has told me personally that he is now starting to exercise after watching the events unfold from last year.
Dan’s Fast Run is and always will be a story for everyone suffering from stroke. The message is one of ‘Hope, Thanks and Awareness’.
In the future I am looking forward to participating in many different ways to assist the National Stroke Foundation. Their work is ongoing and requires all of us survivors new and old to raise awareness among our communities. Together we can all make a difference.
I believe in miracles and this award is just that. This is one of my proudest accomplishments and will cherish it forever.
Kind regards, Dan