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Triathlete Alexa Leary joins Sunshine Butterflies as Ambassador


Sunshine Butterflies disability charity has introduced a new ambassador, Noosa triathlete Alexa Leary who was involved in a traumatic bike accident last year which caused significant and life-changing brain injuries.

Alexa is recovering with the help of her family, partner and the community who have rallied behind her.

Sunshine Butterflies founder and CEO Leanne Walsh said: “We are overjoyed to welcome Alexa as an ambassador for Sunshine Butterflies.

“Alexa came to volunteer with us and just fell in love with the environment out here. She is a source of inspiration to many of our members and her bubbly energy is contagious. We are proud to have her as part of our Butterfly family.”

Sunshine Butterflies provides recreational and educational programs to individuals living with disability at their 15-acre space in the Noosa countryside.

Their vision is to empower individuals living with disability and their families and provide them with the support they need to live a happy and fulfilled life.

Alexa’s father Russell was also thrilled to come across the disability charity.

“Sunshine Butterflies has given Alexa such purpose and connection," he said. "After her first visit out there, she just wanted to be a part of it and advocate for those living with disability.

"She has been through so much and still has a long journey ahead of her, but seeing her become empowered by her injury is incredible. Lex’s strength and determination will continue to see her reaching her goals.”

Alexa has been enjoying volunteering at Sunshine Butterflies and being involved in their many activities and events, which included officially opening their new playground last week.


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