Vernon Armstrong

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. 

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