Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM to launch New Campaign
medical intern in Queensland, the second Australian with quadriplegia to graduate as a doctor and the
first with a spinal cord injury.
associated with physical disability, Palipana is the perfect role model for PDA’s growing membership.
activities and mission of empowerment. “I am honoured and so excited to be supporting this
wonderful organisation. I love the work that PDA does. Hopefully I can help inspire others to take on
big challenges and reach their full potential, regardless of their disability.”
awareness campaign will work to inspire Australians living with physical disability to unite and promote
the great things those with physical disability can contribute to the workforce, community and society.
and representing the PDA community. Liz Reid, PDA’s President, said “We are absolutely thrilled to
have such an incredible advocate for thinking beyond physical disability. Dinesh embodies everything
we stand for at PDA and we look forward to working with him to show that, with determination and
support, those living with physical disability can achieve amazing things.”