I’m Vernon Armstrong I went to university straight out of high school. I have seven siblings and I’m the first one to attend university. I grew up in the rural communities (Burketown, Doomadgee & Mount Isa), often going from one school to the other.
I finished my first semester of university, studying a Bachelor of Nursing. I am proud of myself that I worked hard and passed all my courses from semester one. I want to make a difference for not only the health of both my communities but for all Indigenous Australians. I’m one person, a young inexperienced person, a person with little to nothing. I want to make a difference a big difference, if I were to stand along and face the world then bring it. I will not stand by and watch my people die from poor health.