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All my life, I’ve been totally hooked on books. This healthy addiction began all the way back in preschool, when I absolutely hated naptime. My only escape
from the horrors of sleeping during daytime was scavenging from the gigantic bookshelf sitting beside the beanbags… so I took upon myself the challenge of learning how to read.
Fast forward to kindergarten, where my teacher had me regularly read to the class. I devoured books morning and night and was always reading to my little brother, Taj.
Books truly are my world, and I don’t know what life would be like without them. I wouldn’t have as much to do in my spare time, and I would have none of J.K. Rowling, Neal Shusterman and Sarah Epstein’s
wondrous novels (to name a few).
However, flicking through books isn’t my only hobby. I also enjoy playing the piano, running around on the netball
court, writing, drawing and watching The Vampire Diaries. I also have
experience in public speaking and speechwriting.
Some of these skills assist me in my role as the Youth Ambassador. I have participated in the event since
kindy and I’ve always loved reading for a reason. Over the years I have toured schools inviting kids to join me in the MS Readathon, met some amazing authors and importantly, got to know people who are living with the condition.