YOUNG Bathurst woman Hannah Meyers’ dream was to be a radio star.
And now that she’s settling into the chair at community radio station 2MCE once a week to share her love of music with listeners, that dream is coming true.
Her parents Wayne and Lee Meyers, naturally, could not be more proud.
“Hannah may have Down Syndrome, but we have always focused on her abilities first and foremost and not her disability,” Mr Meyers said.
“Seeing her become an independent young woman and become an integral part of society is something we as her parents have worked hard in helping her to achieve.”
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The Meyers say that when Hannah’s National Disability Insurance Scheme package became available, “we were able to seek out services that would not only support Hannah, but help her to embrace her dreams and goals”.
“Hannah loves music and, when asked what she would like to do in the future, her answer was to be a radio star and play music and sing,” Mr Meyers said.
“Our son Joshua suggested we approach community radio station 2MCE at Charles Sturt University to see if they could help.”
Michelle O’Connor, 2MCE’s station manager, not only embraced the idea, but offered Hannah her own show on Fridays and so was born Hannah’s Good Time Music With Team Vivability.
“Each week, Hannah and her team of Claire [Roszkienicz] and Tanesha [Pringle] choose a theme for the show, select the songs and type up the script,” Mr Meyers said.
“Hannah’s brother Joshua then burns songs on a CD for Friday’s show.
“Without the overwhelming support received from Michelle O’Connor at 2MCE, the dedication and commitment from the Vivability team, Jami [Single], Ruth [Thurtell], Claire and Tanesha, and Hannah’s older brother Joshua, Hannah would not have been given the opportunity to fulfil her dream as a radio host.”
Hannah’s Good Time Music With Team Vivability is on 92.3FM and 94.7FM on Fridays between 1pm and 2pm.