What is FOCUS?
FOCUS was first started in 2019 as part of our annual event to celebrate International Day of People with Disability. While COVID-19 has kept us all apart, we wanted to continue the celebrations by showcasing what some of our wonderful customers have achieved while they’ve been in lock-down.
This year we will also be joining the fabulous teams at PLUTO Entertainment and Dundaloo Support Services as they kick off IDPWD celebrations with an in-studio live streaming event.
So, now that you’re here, please check out our wonderful artists below and stay tuned for the upcoming live steam which will be available from Saturday, 5th December!
Our Taree Brightstars are always getting involved in some kind of new musical production or theatrical display of talent. Whether it’s performing a musical on-stage or filming short movies, the talented young team are always coming up with fun and creative new ways to entertain.
When COVID-19 restrictions came into full force however, this meant the Brightstars had to hit pause on some of their normal activities and adapt to the “new normal” that we’re all now familiar with.
But while the pandemic meant they couldn’t all get together and perform like they usually would, that didn’t stop our Taree Brightstars! Check out their lockdown video as the crew got together and jammed out to a bit of Bruno Mars.
Painters and illustrators aren’t the only talented people we have here at breakthru. Our customer Shano has been living with a rare genetic disease called Friedreichs Ataxia (FA).
She was a healthy able-bodied child until the age of 13 when the diagnosis was made. Having struggled to find a public voice for the disease, Shano wants to become a voice of hope and inspiration to those also suffering from FA and other degenerative diseases.
As part of her goal, she recently published her very own book that talks about her condition and the impact it’s had on her life. Check out the video or visit the web page here to purchase her new book!