Stories and ambassadors
MS Queensland has an incredible host of ambassadors all whom exemplify what it means to live well with MS and be active members of our tight-knit MS community.
Read their stories and many more – no-one should face MS alone.
Nova 106.9 radio presenter and mother to two beautiful daughters, Katie Mattin is a shining example of a woman living with MS who is still able to live life with a positive frame of mind. As an ambassador, Katie wants people to read her story and know that she is still living a great life despite the initial fear of her diagnosis.
A champion for people who are newly diagnosed and Rockhampton local, Rachel diligently raises awareness of MS and the impact that the disease has on her daily life and the lives of other people living with the challenge of MS.
Brisbane Heat sensation and MS Queensland ambassador at 23 years old, Jemma is an inspiration and refuses to let MS derail her cricketing dreams. She is passionate about people following their dreams regardless of whether they have MS.
Diagnosed at just 20 years old, Eleanor has since been determined to share her experiences and positive message of continuing to enjoy life on her terms and do what she loves.
Janine is a young, active, inspiring female diagnosed with MS aged 25 (average age is a 30-year old female) and is not defined by the disease. She’s an athlete and teacher who shows everyday that MS won’t stop her performing at the highest stage.
At 60 years old Col Chandler refuses to slow down despite having both Crohns Disease and MS. Daredevil, entrepreneur and avid painter, Col lives life to the fullest and proves that life doesn’t have to stop for MS.
Diagnosed at only 18, Kate realised very early on that life was going to change. 14 years on, Kate has found her positive outlook with MS and a lifestyle that complements having both a career and a loving family.