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Mat’s Story

Mat’s Story

Mat Bowtell of FREE 3D Hands creating joy with his altruism and engineering expertise ‘When I was 9 years old, my younger brother had an electric water pistol which I decided to pull apart, make a few modifications and put back together.  The end result was brilliant...
Claire’s Story

Claire’s Story

‘I remember a very emotional but happy moment at our first Aussie Hands picnic when Claire was about 3 years old. This was the first time Claire had met someone else with a hand difference and the memory of her face lighting up when she realised there were other...
Jay’s Story

Jay’s Story

My favourite part of the Aussie Hands family is seeing how amazingly clever so many people are which inspires me to try new things. My name is Jay and I’m 38 years old. I’m happily married to my beautiful wife Ashleigh and we have four children, so needless to say...
Kate’s Story

Kate’s Story

Resilience, Wellbeing and Learnings –  Kate Doughty Jacqueline Banki ‘It’s not about what could have been, it’s about what has been, and it’s been nothing short of amazing.’ With these words of reflection, Kate Doughty announced her retirement from elite...
Ben’s Story

Ben’s Story

My name is Ben and I’m 18. I come from Perth but currently live in Brisbane while doing an aircraft maintenance engineering apprenticeship with Qantas. I was born without my left hand and my arm finishes just above the wrist.  This hasn’t stopped me throughout my life...