International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year.
IDPwD is a United Nations observed day aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.
Joining us for a Cuppa is Paralympian Matt Levy.
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With over 22 years experience on international stage. Matt has been to 5 consecutive Paralympic Games. Winning a total of 9 medals. 3 Gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze medals. One of the most successful swimmers in Australian Paralympic history.
He has recorded 5 World Records and was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to sport.
Matt born premature at 25 week with Cerebral Palsy and he is legally blind. He had approximately 40-50 operations ranging from Heart, Lungs, brain and ear. From the very beginning life was a challenge the support of my parents and countless medical professionals.
He started swimming when he as 5 or 6 and found it was a great way to get my limbs moving and improve my health.
When he was 12 years old, he competed for the first time at the NSW state championships – not particularly successfully but competition was now in his blood.
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Matt is an ambassador for Australia Day, Westpac International Disability Day and Life's Little Treasures. He holds multiple board and advisory roles across sport and the disability sectors, including as a Board member for IDEAS.
Matt completed a Bachelor of Business in Management (Swinburne University), has an MBA in leadership and innovation (University of Canberra) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.