Wagga Woman Catherine Velthuis Celebrates International Day of People with Disability

By The Daily Advertiser

A Wagga woman has set herself the ultimate goal on International Day of People with a Disability. Catherine Velthuis on Wednesday issued a call to action of people in similar situations.

“The only failure in life is the failure to give things a go,” she said.

“The experience of stepping out of your comfort zone is so good.”

Miss Velthuis was born with cerebral palsy and currently lives at home with her parents in Uranquinty. But the 25-year-old decided she needed to make some tough decisions to “step out and see what would be different”.

“I haven’t let my disability stop me,” she said.

“I wanted to be independent and not rely on my family to help me with certain tasks.”

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