Hi, my name is Martha. I work for NOVA Employment, which is an Australian Government funded organisation that helps people with disabilities find employment. I’m in a wheelchair & I like to aim high and achieve my goals. I also want to help others with disabilities conquer their dreams by sharing my experiences and giving people a voice to share their hurdles and wins.
Feel free to comment on anything I have written or ask me a question & I will try my best to help you out!
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Google Glass As a person with Cerebral Palsy I am extremely frustrated that I cannot take my own photos. I always have to rely on someone else to take the photo for me and it is not always what I would have captured ... More >>
Where is our Focus Robin Williams Recently I was watching a few Focus On Ability, NOVA Short Film Entrants, when I read that Robin Williams committed suicide. These things together made me think of the book ‘A Fine Balance’ by Rohinton ... More >>
Alex’s determination to recover is so inspiring that he has recovered a lot so far. He has gone ... More >>
Waiting Have you ever felt as though you have been waiting so long for something that you have altogether lost sight and perspective on what you have been waiting for?
Recently, I was given some rather shocking ... More >>
The Shocking News About a year ago I started experiencing these big muscle spasms in my arms that were very painful and contorted my arms in ways I could not stop. I not only found these ‘attacks’ humiliating, I also ... More >>
Mastering your home blindly Nicole C. Kear is the author of a forthcoming memoir called “Now I See You”. The New York times posted a snippet of the book that you can read here: More >>
Last week I had to travel by train. It was the first train ride I had been on since last year. When the train pulled up there was already a difference in that alternate carriages were marked with ... More >>
Carers do a lot of work caring for the sick, elderly and disabled. They save the government a huge ... More >>
Rooty Hill RSL Fire Alarm Evacuation A couple of weeks ago I was at a NOVA Dinner at Novatel Rooty Hill on the first floor. We were having a pleasant time. Food was being eaten, drinks were had, presentations had taken place and we were ... More >>
Turia Pitt Update About 18 months ago I wrote about how Turia Pitt was burnt savagely in a bushfire while she was in a race. Turia Pitt was in the fight of her life to recover and she has done that and more.
At Home Grants I recently found an ad for ‘young care at home grants’ that is sponsored by GIO. If you are aged between 18 – 65 and have high care needs and could be at risk of having to live in a nursing home then ... More >>