Jerusha

Student at university

My name is Jerusha Mather and I’m an Biomedical sciences student at Victoria university. My career aspiration is to become an doctor and medical researcher.

I was born in Sri Lanka and came to Australia when I was 2 years old. I was born with medical condition callled cerebral palsy which left the doctors in Sri Lanka questioning my ability to walk or talk. However through, my faith and the therapies I received, I have done more than ever before.

My disability has only made me stronger and more resilient to life and I feel like because of the challenges I have faced, I can relate to people and their struggles. My disability has only motivated me to do more with my life.

I’m also an passionate advocate for people with disabilities and I’m hopeful for an better future in education for people with disabilities. I love seeing people with disabilities achieving their full potential and actively contributing to their community.

I’m also passionate about social justice and humanitarian issues and believe in equal opportunity for everyone no matter who you are or where you come from.

I believe everyone has a purpose in their life and we all need to be supported in achieving our dreams. I believe we can all use our life to make a difference to someone else.

In the future, I hope to continue to advocate for social equality and justice and raise positive awareness on disability.

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