Maggie-Kate was seven when her sister, Deanna, was born with serious medical complications. As a baby, Deanna was rushed to Canberra for life-saving surgery. As Maggie-Kate sat in the back of the car next to Deanna’s capsule, stemming the bleeding from the two-week-old’s navel due to an unformed duct, she decided then and there that she wanted to be a doctor.
Today Maggie-Kate is well on her way to achieving her dream, studying medicine at the University of NSW. She is the first in her family to go to uni. Maggie Kate’s local CEF in Harden supports her with an annual grant for course and travel costs.