Overcoming hurdles and on to Success

Christchurch-born Blake Ison, provided the Kāpiti Rotary Club with an intriguing address on Thursday night on his growing up with permanent sight-impairment, and how he has overcome the hurdles that have given him rise to success.

It was a very humbling talk. At age 13 years, his family migrated to Australia and took up residence in Mooloolaba on the Queensland Sunshine Coast. He attended Chancellor College, and then the University of the Sunshine Coast where he studied law, and social sciences.

He is now successfully employed as the marketing, sales and servicing representative responsible for Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and Asia with a company that distributes special computing equipment, designed to provide aid and assistance to sight-impaired people world-wide.

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