Her Fearless Heart wouldn’t be possible without the support of so many amazing people:
Firstly, I would like to thank my friends Jade Debono, Michelle Dick, Kristen Fitzgibbon, Ashleigh Grey, Jade Hart(another hug), Catherine Tuhan and Natalie Stewart for never failing to make me laugh and supporting me when things got tough. Even though most of you didn’t realise it, you all have shown me the meaning of great friends.
Amanda Angelov, you were my best friend and I thought of you as a sister. You were my greatest support and were always there when I needed you. Spending many hours drying my tears and reminding me that everything will be okay. I don’t have the words to express my thankyou. I will never forget you.
I would like to send a big thankyou to my teachers during this time for allowing me to come to you for advice when I felt I had no one else to turn to. Cress Byrne, you are one of the most inspirational people that I have had the privilege of meeting. One day during our many chats about life and it’s meaning, you taught me to “Pay it Forward” and told me that you believed I will “Set the World on Fire”. Well, here I am. Thankyou.
Fiona Vale you, more than any one, had to listen to my endless complaints and despair. I realise now that I must have irritated you to no end, but I want you to know that because of you, I was able to get the help that I needed. Thankyou for allowing me to come to you at all hours of the day and letting me pour my heart out. Also, thankyou for never changing your opinion of me. Thankyou.
To all the people that supported me from the very start: Alex (Hope In Darkness), Taylor Bennett, HannaRose Grout, Christina Kazantzidis (my midnight savior, I still watch the stars), Bianca Laureles, Laura Lunde, Kathleen Stiles, TJ White, Zachary Van Dyke and all the other fantastic people that used to comment on my blogs in the early days. You all gave me hope and showed me that I was never alone. Thankyou.
To Stephen Jeal, the only true gentleman I’ve had the privilege of meeting, you were an amazing friend that wanted to show me everything beautiful about life. I miss our chats and hang-outs after school. Thankyou for inviting me into your world and allowing me to make you smile. Thankyou.
To Ves Popovski, thankyou for all of your advice and understanding during my darkest time. You helped me to see the light and started me on my road to recovery. Thankyou for helping me to get through highschool and into University so that I could begin walking the path where I belong. Thankyou.
To my cousin Jacqui Cooper, thankyou for being my staying up ‘til 3am buddy. You were there when no one else was and you didn’t even know it. Thankyou for reminding me that there is love and care within a family. Thankyou.
To Mitchell Karanikas, my big, little brother and my best friend. You have always been there for me when I needed you. Thankyou for the countless movie marathons, the late night Xbox sessions and the endless games of pool. You make me smile when I don’t want to and you are a true friend. Thankyou.
To Thea Lamaro, thankyou for listening to any complaints that I have in the present. You’re not just my supervisor, you are a friend and I look up to you in many ways. Thankyou for letting me cry all over your desk and supporting me with any decisions I need to make. You are an amazing person. Thankyou.
Most importantly, to my beautiful Fiancée Ashleigh Miller. You saved my life when I had given up hope. You brought me back to life and showed me what love and true happiness felt like. I owe everything to you. A few years ago, I didn’t think that I would make it. Now, I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. Our adventure has begun and I couldn’t be happier. I love you more than all the stars. Thankyou.
I would also like to give an honourable mention to the year 11/12 Coordination Team, Genevieve Bongrain (thankyou for the exam period Up&Go’s), Toni Honicke(you helped me see things on a different level, also thankyou for the donuts), Vanessa Lane, Lucy Levinsohn(Evolove), Sally Todaro, Skye Wilkie-Cameron(you taught me to express myself through music). Jamie Tworkowski and Renee Yohe, you will always remain my inspiration.
Finally, thank you to each and every person who has ever supported Her Fearless Heart. To everyone that has shared a post of us, re-tweeted tweets, watched our Youtube videos or started a conversation with a stranger – we appreciate the support. To all of the strangers that smile at others on the street. To those who give change to the homeless. To everyone who has ever asked ‘Are you okay?’ Her Fearless Heart exists because of you. We’re in this together. We love you. Thankyou.
Founder, Her Fearless Heart
Also, Thankyou to Ryan Morgan-Brooker for helping me to create this amazing website!!