Tracy is a busy mother of two who has a passion for helping others. Born a triple congenital amputee, Tracy has never let her disability stop her from achieving big things, including Paralympic gold and an Order of Australia Medal (OAM).
Tracy lives in the Northern Rivers region of NSW with her two sons who are 13 and 16 years old. As a family, they enjoy walking their dogs at the beach, going surfing and attending sporting events in their local community.
Tracy is currently employed as a disability advocate and runs community group sessions about the NDIS. She is looking forward to the NDIS helping her further her work in Aboriginal communities, so she can continue to help other people with disability.
“Being born with no legs and just one arm means I often have to rely on family and friends to support me with everyday things. The NDIS will let the people I love just be my family and my friends, rather than my carers too,” says Tracy.
“I’ll have more say about my disability support, meaning I can work a few more days a week and give back to the community I love so much.”