Today in ‘Times of Our Lives’ we meet Catherine Mullany, an inspiring young woman with Down syndrome. At 23 years of age, Catherine is a confident young adult ready to face the world and smash her goals.
A talented swimmer, Catherine’s hobbies include singing, dancing, and colouring. Catherine also loves to cook her own meals and spend time with friends. Sporting wise, Catherine has already achieved great things at a young age, becoming a champion swimmer for the Special Olympics.
In addition to her swimming training, she also enjoys working 3 days a week at a local coffee shop in Hendra, Wolff Coffee Roasters, where she recently celebrated her 2 year anniversary. “Catherine epitomises kindness, there is never judgment, she is friendly, warm-hearted, humble, considerate, generous and giving. Qualities we all aspire to possess in the workplace.” Says Penny Wolff from Wolff Coffee Roasters.
Catherine has been involved with Down Syndrome Queensland (DSQ) since a very young age, and is incredibly grateful for the support she has been given. She is an active participant in multiple DSQ programs and regularly attends Lunch Club. Catherine is also a big fan of the DSQ Dance Parties held via Zoom and strongly encourages others to get involved.
When asked about the benefits of DSQ for the community, Catherine says “it is an important organisation for looking after others and ensuring everyone receives equal opportunity to reach their goals”. On a personal level, Catherine believes DSQ has had an impact on her healthy eating habits and network of friends.
In 2022, Catherine has set herself a range of goals she would like to achieve, both with the help of DSQ and individually. Catherine says that she would like to further her education and gain a deeper understanding of mathematics, where she enjoys working with numbers. She would also like to develop her public speaking skills and become more confident in front of an audience.
We wish Catherine all the best of luck with her future endeavours and can’t wait to hear about her achievements in 2022.
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