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Blind Surfer Derek Rabelo, Believing is Seeing

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It all began in a beautiful city of Guarapari, Brazil, Derek Rabelo’s father prayed that his son would become a famous professional surfer. Unfortunately, on May 25th 1992, Derek was born blind (with congenital glaucoma). Seventeen years later Derek decided that despite his blindness he still wanted to surf and not only that, he wanted to surf Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu.

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Thank You For Supporting Emily

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To all those who have followed Emily Sayers’ story since our article featured in the Autumn Edition and supported the fundraising effort. On the 7th May the Little Ray of Sunshine Ball opened to the Stevie Wonder classic Isn’t she Lovely. The night was a huge success and thanks to the amazing generosity of all those present, over $100,000 was raised. The difference that has been made to Emily’s future with Cerebral Palsy cannot be described in words alone.

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Newly-Wed Couple Volunteer

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Newly wed couple, Elizabeth (ex-Abbotsleigh girl, 2005) and husband, Paul Jenkins are planning to do a mix of travel and volunteer work this year. Married last year in Feb 2015, “We started dating half way through first year uni in 2006.” Both veterinarians they decided this is something they would love to do together, “We are in a unique position where our skills and training can be used to really make a difference to communities”.

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Pip Edwards – Fashion, Motherhood & Sydney’s North Shore

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After launching her debut brand, P.E Nation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, we caught up with Super Stylist Pip Edwards to talk growing up on the North Shore. The 36 year old businesswoman, Design Director at General Pants and mum to 10-year-old Justice Maximus lived in St Ives and attended Corpus Christie then Ravenswood School for Girls. “I got all nostalgic [answering these questions]… I really did have a great childhood living on the North side.”

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5 Minutes with Mirusia Louwerse

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Mirusia is coming to Chatswood soon. She has released five solo albums and her version of Ave Maria has had over 27 million views on YouTube. She is the only classical artist with an ARIA No. 1 Chart Award and is the International Ambassador of the Australian Children’s Music Foundation. Her new album This Time Tomorrow will be released by Ambition Music in April 2016.