SA's Caravan Park's Association's Conference Keynote Speaker Brad Taylor told his amazing story and inspired immediate positive action.
Brad told the Caravan Park Conference delegates at Normanvillethe real life story of a boy with an incurable lung disease, and his seemingly impossible dream to overcome it.
His self-belief, guts and determination hasresulted in Brad realising his dream.
Australia's first and worlds longest living double heart-lung transplant patient Brad Taylor is also a living heart donor to another person.
When Brad received a complete heart lung transplant from a donor his own heart was transplanted to another person who is living.
Since birth, Brad Taylor faced an enormous challenge Cystic Fibrosis (cf). He successfully overcame those obstacles. Brad now helps others by telling his inspirational story.
Brad Taylor also won the National Speakers Association of Australia 1998 John Nevins Rising Star Award.
The tradies attending the SA Parks Conference at Links Lady Bay Resortin Normanville South Australia responded to Brad immediately. They donated the prizes for an impromptu fund raising auction on Tuesday night in support of the guest motivational speaker.
The impromptu Cystic Fibrosis fund raising auction at SA Parks conference Normanville on Tuesday August 10 raised $2,755 on the spot.
Delegates bid on a K Mac powerhead gift voucher, a GoSee advertising gift voucher, two folding chairs, a folding table, two Akubra hats provided by Park Australia Brokers, two bottle of Moet champagne (K Mac Powerheads) and generous donations from the Peninsular Bar Restaurant at the conference venue Links Lady Bay Resort, Normanville.
A prized auction item was auctioneer Dale Woods Akubra hat. It had to be prised off Dale's head but it went under the hammer.
Brad takes his message offshore too and makes his second visit to Sweden next year.
Next year in 2011 I am Keynote Speaker for the World Transplant Games in Gothenburg as well as a Conference on the History of Transplantation.
I will be performing two talks one to the public, the other to Games participants, he said.
Dale Wood from Parks Australia with Scott Keenan of Woodcroft Park SA
This is a wonderful exciting opportunity since my last visit to Sweden sponsored by Roche Pharmaceutical in 2003, Brad said.
Brad is the Promotions Officer at Cystic Fibrosis South Australia Incorporated.
For community presentations, please contact Brad through the offices of CFSA, by phoning 08 8221 5595 or visiting 143 Sturt Street, Adelaide, SA 5000 or by firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Brad's website,www.bradtaylor.com.au
He has done it hard, but his self-belief results in the realisation of his dream and awakens dreams in others.
David Nathan Harris K Mac Powerheads with Mark Allinson of Victor Harbor Holiday Cabin Park
Fiona Williams SA Parks with Peninsular Bar Restaurant owner Rick Rodrigues
Jason Boundy of Port Broughton Holiday Park with GoSees Alan Hislop and auctioneer Dale Wood
Auctioneer Dale Wood in action at special CF fund raising auction SA Parks 2010