Anything but ordinary
I have often been inspired by the accounts of Ordinary People but Lisa Cox’s story (Aug 15-16) is the first one to motivate me to respond. This amazing young lady is clearly anything but ordinary. She is a fantastic example to others who are struggling with adversity. To read how much Lisa has achieved, despite the litany of challenges she has faced, and yet still maintain an infectiously positive attitude to life, is quite simply awesome. Her family and friends are truly blessed to have her in their lives. Don’t change, Lisa, and may your road ahead be paved with much happiness and success.
Greg Moore, Deception Bay The very first article I read each week in Qweekend is Ordinary People. The column is thoroughly enjoyable but is something of a misnomer, for none of those telling their stories is ordinary. The individuals invariably have faced challenges, be that of background, discrimination, health issues, opportunities denied, family issues and so on. There is never a straight road in any of these stories – more like trails and paths that run off in all different directions. The common thread is that these “ordinary people” are honest in telling us about their challenges and life journeys. A lot of these stories are inspirational – look at “ordinary person” Lisa Cox. What a beautiful person, particularly in view of what life’s challenges have and continue to throw up at her.
John Wilmot, Forest Lake I have cut out the column about Lisa Cox and placed it on my refrigerator to remind me how lucky I am with the little ailments I have – what an inspiring woman Lisa is, and after all she has endured she still goes on helping others and learning and improving her education and running her own business. I wish her all the best for her future.
Patricia Carlill, Hemmant You are a beautiful woman, Lisa. How could you endure so much so young and come out smiling? What an absolutely amazing person – you tore at my heart and made me think differently on life. Thank you, Lisa – you are a real credit to your family and society.
Patricia Jericevich, Gatton