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Visit the Mon Repos Turtles thisyear and enjoy Queensland RailTravel Rail Specials, kids travel forfree* or 40% off rail for adults # .Term & Conditions Free Kids* Receive a free rail seat fare to and from Bundabergfor a child (0-15 yrs inclusive) when accompanying an adult paying an A-Choice(full adult) fare or an adult paying a U-Save fare. To receive this offer, simplypre book your Turtle Experience Tour at Mon Repos with the Bundaberg VisitorInformation Centre or online and quote your booking reference to QueenslandRail Travel when booking your rail fare. Free child fare is not valid with any otherconcession adult fare. A-Choice and U-Save fares are subject to their normalbooking conditions. Valid for one way or return fares in business or economy seatsto Bundaberg from any station on the QRT network. One free child per payingadult fare. Travel dates 7 January 2013 - 24 March 2013 (inclusive).Sale dates - up to 24 March 2013.Terms & Conditions for 40 % off Adult rail# Receive 40% off an economy orbusiness seat to and from Bundaberg. To receive this offer, simply pre book yourTurtle Experience Tour at Mon Repos with the Bundaberg Visitor InformationCentre or online and quote your booking reference to Queensland Rail Travel whenbooking your rail fare. Special rate of up to 40% off an economy or business seat.Valid for one way or return fares in business or economy seats to Bundaberg fromany station on the QRT network. Travel dates 7 January 2013 - 24 March 2013(inclusive) Sale dates - up to 24 March 2013.Queensland Rail Travel’s full terms and conditions can be viewed on our websiteat queenslandrailtravel.com.au

section title | 7Dinosaur DiscoveryExplore history in a way most peoplewill never experience and journeyinto Queensland’s west, embarkingon an outback and dinosaurdiscovery. With a mix of history,outback sights and warm countryhospitality, this trip will provideunforgettable memories to last youa lifetime.Inclusions• One-way Economy Seat from Brisbane toLongreach with Qantaslink• One-way First Class Twin Sleeper fromLongreach to Brisbane onboard the Spirit ofthe Outback• Air-conditioned coach from Longreach toWinton with Outback Aussie Tours• 2 nights in a Standard Room at NorthGregory Hotel, Winton• 1 night in a Queen Room at Albert ParkMotor Inn, Longreach• Tour to Lark Quarry Dinosaur trackways andstampede• Visit Australian Age of Dinosaurs for aunique dinner experience• Take in Australian culture at WaltzingMaltida Centre• See the cattleman’s show and visitAustralian Stockman’s Hall of Fame• Experience the history of aviation at QantasFounders Museum• Selected meals includedDeparts: Brisbane Friday 19 Jul, 30 Aug 2013From only $1775* per person twin share.Visit queenslandrailtravel.com.au*Prices are per person twin share. Minimum numbers requiredfor this package to operate. Conditions apply, ask your travelagent for details when booking. Queensland Rail Limited ABN71 132 181 090 Travel Agent Lic. No. QLD 327 4957Book and deposit by 31st March2013 and get $100* discount.Not valid with any other offers, $100 is per adult when deposit receivedby 31st March 2013. Quote ‘Embark’ when enquiring.

explore section see title and | do 8 | 8ExpuniquesignatureeriencesQueenslandWhether it’s a once in a lifetime trip or ashorter jaunt, Queensland Rail Travel Signatureexperiences invite you to encounter ever-changingscenes and discover a different world onboard thetrain and off. We can recommend holidays you’llbe reminiscing about for years to come.You can choose to explore the natural wonders ofWorld Heritage-listed sites, including the ancientDaintree rainforest or the underwater eden ofthe Great Barrier Reef; each one a complex andunique ecosystem, millions of years in the making.Board the train and cruise around tropical islands,feel a shiver down your spine as you encounterprehistoric creatures while travelling into remoteregions and feel the unforgettable warmth of aQueensland welcome.

section title | 914 Day SouthernGrand CoastalRail ExplorerOn this quintessentially Queenslandsojourn south, discover gorgeous goldenbeaches set in blue seas, cruise to the veryedge of the Great Barrier Reef, relax in theluxury of a beachfront hideaway, and feelthe unique excitement of the Gold Coast.The Great Barrier ReefBrisbane cityInclusions• One-way Economy Seat from Cairns to Tullyonboard The Sunlander• One-way Business Seat from Tully to Proserpineonboard the Tilt Train with coach connection toAirlie Beach• One-way Twin Sleeper from Proserpine to Brisbaneonboard The Sunlander with coach connectionfrom Airlie Beach• One-way Twin Sleeper from Brisbane to Cairnsonboard The Sunlander• 3 day Economy Nissan Micra 3 door^ car hire withAvis Australia• 3 nights in a Resort Room at Castaways Resort andSpa, Mission Beach• 4 nights in a Garden View Room at Coral SeaResort, Airlie Beach• 1 night in a Deluxe Room at Traders Hotel, Brisbane• 3 nights in a One Bedroom Apartment at BreakfreeNeptune, Broadbeach• Ingan River Walk with Ingan Tours• Half day Whitsunday Island and WhitehavenBeach Cruise with Cruise Whitsundays• Full day Great Barrier Reef Adventure Cruise withCruise Whitsundays• Natural Bridge Glow Worm Cave Night Tour anddinner with JPT Tours• Selected meals includedYour Way TouringSwap Ingan River Walk for Tully River White WaterRafting with Raging Thunder, add only $75 perperson!Set departure dates:2013: 18 Apr, 2, 16, 30 May, 13, 27 Jun, 11, 25 Jul, 8, 22 Aug,5, 19 Sep, 3, 17, 31 Oct, 14, 28 Nov, 12 Dec2014: 9, 23 Jan, 6, 20 Feb, 6, 20 MarBook and deposit by 31 March 2013and get $100* discount on this package14 days from$2595per adultex CairnsThe Sunlander*Prices are per person twin share. Peak periods and block outs may apply. Conditions apply,ask your travel agent for details when booking. ^ Or similar. For full terms and conditions visitqueenslandrailtravel.com.au. Not valid with any other offers, $100 is per adult when depositreceived by 31st March 2013. Quote ‘Embark’ when enquiring.

explore see and do | 10lads & ladiescityEscap esBe enchanted by the lights, sights and sounds ofnightlife in bustling Brisbane and the charm of the rivercity by day. Queensland’s capital has so much to offer,especially in the company of your group of friends.For the ladies, grab the girlfriends and discover boutiqueshopping outlets known only to local fashionistas asyou wander laneways and hidden gems. While you’reall in the city, experience the many activities on offer;handpicking natural and handmade treasures atmarkets, creating memories with unique day tours inand around the city, or dine with spectacular views asthe sun sets over the river.The lads can take in the birth place of their favouriteale, learning how to pour the perfect beer and savourthe smooth flavours of XXXX. On their downtime, theboys can enjoy the many pubs and clubs, adventuresand experiences all in the one city that never rests.Want to tailor make your weekend getaway, perhapsyou are looking for a couples getaway? Ask your travelconsultant about combining or adding tours to suit yourholiday desire!

explore see and do | 115 Day Brisbane Guys GetawayA few days of fun, adventure and close encounterswith all the excitement of the city; it’s a passportto enjoyment for you and your best mates, withthe comfort of Queenslander Class travel included.Check out everything Brisbane has to offer, frombustling night life to a tour of the iconic XXXX AleHouse, where you’ll see how Queensland’s favouriteamber fluid is produced and sample some right onthe spot.Inclusions• One-way Queenslander Class Twin Sleeper from Cairns toBrisbane onboard The Sunlander• 3 nights in a Deluxe Room at Traders Hotel Brisbane• Classic XXXX Brewery Tour with Brewhouse Brewery• Selected meals included5 days from$1119per adultex CairnsBook and deposit by31st March 2013 andget $100* discount onthis packageClassic XXXX Brewery Tour5 Day Brisbane Ladies Break*Prices are per person twin share. Peak periods and block outs may apply. Rate based on weekend stay,mid week rates apply. Conditions apply, ask your travel agent for details when booking. For full terms andconditions visit queenslandrailtravel.com.au. Not valid with any other offers, $100 is per adult when depositreceived by 31st March 2013. Quote ‘Embark’ when enquiring.Gather your favourite people together for theultimate girls’ getaway, and fill every moment withfun. The pleasure starts in Cairns with QueenslanderClass comfort all the way to Brisbane. Spoilyourselves in infinite style at the Sofitel BrisbaneCentral, right in the heart of the buzzing city.Fashionistas will love the private tour of the city’ssignature retail outlets, showing off the cream of thebrand names, bargains and boutiques.Inclusions• One-way Queenslander Class Twin Sleeper from Cairns toBrisbane onboard The Sunlander• 3 nights in a Superior Room at the Sofitel Brisbane Central• Half day Brisbane City Gems Shopping Tour with Australia’sHidden Gems• Selected meals included5 days from$1199per adultex CairnsBook and deposit by31st March 2013 andget $100* discount onthis packageBrisbane shopping*Prices are per person twin share. Peak periods and block outs may apply. Based on weekend stays, higherrates apply for weekdays. Conditions apply, ask your travel agent for details when booking. For full terms andconditions visit queenslandrailtravel.com.au Not valid with any other offers, $100 is per adult when depositreceived by 31st March 2013. Quote ‘Embark’ when enquiring.

explore section see title and | do 12| 12Queensland Rail Travel’snew holiday brochure offersexperiences like no otherWhere in the world can you dine in the rainforest, with exquisite gourmet dishesserved in a whispering grove subtly lit by the magic of torchlight? Queenslandcan offer this experience and so many other unique experiences and fascinatingdestinations. And nobody but Queensland Rail Travel can take you on so manyunforgettable Queensland holidays.We cover Queensland north to south, east to west. We can customise experiencesand help you discover out of the way places, link different destinations and giveyou opportunities to linger a little longer. With friendly service complemented bythe travelling comfort, your Queensland Rail Travel holiday will be an experiencelike no other.Queensland’s uniqueholiday experiences2013–2014Queensland’s uniqueholiday experiences2013–2014Pick up your free copy at any Queensland Rail Travelcentre or visit queenslandrailtravel.com.au

8 Day Longreach &Winton Heritage PassBygone days come alive when youexplore the iconic sights of Longreach& Winton. As you gallop through thecountryside on the Cobb & Co. stagecoach you’ll be immersed in outbackhistory. Grab our brochure for moreexciting outback adventures.7 Day Cape Tribulation& Cooktown AdventureFollow the Bloomfield Track as it windsalong the coastline, over mountainpasses, down to isolated beaches,around Black Mountain and see thesights of historic Cooktown. Discovermore of Queensland’s extraordinaryRainforest treasures, ask us now.5 Day CairnsReef & RailReset your body clock to relaxationas the train whisks you away to thetropical reef. Set your sights high asyour soar and take in the morningglow from above.For other reef experiences chat withyour travel agent.7 Day WhitsundayIsland HoppingTwo gems of the Whitsundayssparkle in the sun, waiting as youwind your way in Queenslander Classonboard The Sunlander.For you own special piece of goldensand paradise don’t miss theQueensland’s Beach section in ourholiday brochure.8 Day Self DriveCity SamplerExperience the contrasting sceneryof four coastal regions on thisholiday sampler. Enjoy Cairns,the Whitsundays, Townsville andYeppoon. If city life is more your style,Queensland Rail Travel can deliver youto the heart of the excitement, formore package options visit us now.

explore see and do | 14Holidays by Design, intriguing itineraries based around unique events,fascinating destinations and special interests.Combine your passion for travel with culinary excitement, play some of the best golf of your life,stand on the land where the mighty dinosaurs once ran, fish the best spots in the tropics with amaster to guide you or bring back glorious shots from the ultimate photographer’ excursion.The packages on this pageare just a selection of thedepartures we have plannedin 2013 - for information onadditional departure datesthroughout the year please callus on 1800 872 467 or visit us atqueenslandrailtravel.com.auBook and deposit by 31st March 2013and get $100* discount on all Holidaysby Design packages.Not valid with any other offers, $100 is per adult when depositreceived by 31st March 2013. Quote ‘Embark’ when enquiring.Authentic OutbackExperienceExperience Queensland’s authenticcountry outback hospitality onthis five day rural farm stay. Thishomestead, built in 1911, is theperfect setting for a change ofpace where old-fashioned countryhospitality creates an atmosphereyou’ll never want to leave.Inclusions• Return Twin Sleeper from Brisbane toMitchell onboard The Westlander• Return transfer from Mitchell railwaystation to Bonus Downs Homestead• 2 nights in the Jackaroo’s cottage atBonus Downs• Bonus Downs homestead and propertytour• Enjoy the therapeutic benefits of a naturalArtesian Spa• Hearty Jackeroo breakfasts andSundowner dinners daily• All meals includedDeparts: Brisbane Tuesday 18 Jun, 3 Sep 2013Other dates available on request only. Conditions apply, askyour travel agent for details when booking.5 days from$969per adultex BrisbaneFishing theTropical NorthIt’s the ultimate experience forany keen angler. Travel to one ofthe most exciting fishing spots inNorth Queensland with Creek toCoast presenter and professionalfisherman Andrew Mirosch.Inclusions• One-way Economy Seat from Brisbane toCairns with Virgin Australia• One-way Twin Sleeper from Cairns toBrisbane onboard The Sunlander• 3 nights in a Standard Room at Ibis StylesCairns Colonial Club• Reef Fishing off Cairns with Blue WhalerReef Fishing Charters• Full day Daintree Dreaming Tour followingthe traditions of the Kubirri Warra brothers’ancestors, learn how to throw a spear,search and hunt for fish, mud crabs andmussels with Adventure North Australia• Moonlight night crabbing and fishing tour• Selected meals includedDeparts: Brisbane Saturday 14 Sep 2013Andrew MiroschCelebrity Angler on this departure is subject to change. Minimum numbers required forthis package to operate. Conditions apply, ask your travel agent or details when booking.5 days from$2069per adultex Brisbane

explore see and do | 15Picture PerfectMasterClassUnder the guidance of wildernessand landscape photographer GeoffMurray, you’ll be visiting photogenicspots in the tropical north, includingWallaman Falls and Paluma Range.Inclusions• One-way Economy Seat from Brisbane toTownsville with Virgin Australia• One-way Queenslander Class TwinSleeper from Townsville to Miriam Valeonboard The Sunlander• One-way Business Seat from Miriam Valeto Brisbane onboard the Tilt Train• 2 nights in a Rustic Room^ at HiddenValley Cabins• 2 nights in a Beach Home at Sandcastles1770 Motel and Resort• Photographic touring of Wallaman Falls,Paluma Range, and surrounds of HiddenValley• Photographic touring of the beachsideTown of 1770 and Agnes Water withDiscover 1770 Tours• Full day LARC! Paradise Tour• Selected meals includedDeparts: Brisbane Sunday 18 Aug 2013Celebrity photographer on this departure is subject to change. ^ RusticRoom has share facilities, other room types available. Minimum numbersrequired for this package to operate. Conditions apply, ask your travel agentfor details when booking.6 days from$2559per adultex BrisbaneGeoff MurrayDominique RizzoWhitsunday GourmetMasterClassOn this gastronomic getawayhosted by Dominique Rizzo to theWhitsundays, you’ll enjoy exquisitecuisine, fascinating touring andpicturesque surroundings.Inclusions• Air-conditioned coach touring fromBrisbane to Gympie via the food and winetrails of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland• One-way Queenslander Class Twin Sleeperfrom Gympie North to Proserpineonboard The Sunlander• One-way Economy Seat from HamiltonIsland to Brisbane with Virgin Australia• Return island ferry transfers with CruiseWhitsundays• 2 nights in a Garden Balcony Room atDaydream Island Resort and Spa• Tour Whitsunday Gold Coffee Plantationwith Whitsunday Transit• Half day Whitsunday Islands andWhitehaven Beach Cruise tour• Onboard degustation dinner prepared byDominique Rizzo• MasterClass interactive cookingdemonstration and dinner at DaydreamIsland Resort and Spa accompanied bymatching Symphony Hill Wines• Selected meals includedDeparts: Brisbane Thursday 14 Nov 2013Celebrity Chef is subject to change. Minimum numbers required for this packageto operate. Conditions apply, ask your travel agent for details when booking.4 days from$2119per adultex BrisbaneGranite Belt GourmetMasterClassLearn from a master how totransform Queensland’s fabulousfresh produce into fabulous dishes,enjoy private winery tours, aninteractive cooking class, freshproduce tastings and more.Inclusions• One-way Economy Seat from Brisbane toToowoomba onboard The Westlander• One-way air-conditioned coach fromStanthorpe to Brisbane with Filippo’s Tours• 1 night in a Standard Room at Comfort InnGrammar View, Toowoomba• 2 nights in a Cabin at Happy Valley Retreat,Stanthorpe• Touring through Stanthorpe andBallandean wineries• Touring and tasting of local producesuppliers of cheese, olives, jams, apples,strawberries, chocolate and fresh deli foods• Onboard degustation dinner prepared byAndrew Mirosch• MasterClass interactive cookingdemonstration and dinner at HappyValley Retreat accompanied by matchingSirromet Wines• All meals included• Hosted by celebrity executive chefAndrew MiroschDeparts: Brisbane Thursday 25 April 2013*Prices are per person twin share. Celebrity Chef is subject to change. Minimum numbers requiredfor this package to operate. Conditions apply, ask your travel agent for details when booking.4 days from$1449per adultex BrisbaneAndrew Mirosch &Adam Chapman

Hollybowls us overBy Josh Spasaro and Siân Baloghinside queensland rail | 16Thomson has not been the only one to stand up and take notice.Holly travelled to Sri Lanka to train with the Australian women’steam leading up to their World Twenty20 campaign. This was aneye opening trip for her, not only experiencing the high level oftraining that comes with being a part of the national team, butalso on a personal level, experiencing a vastly different countryand culture.Last summer the South Burnett’s best batsmen struggled to scoreoff her and she has become the talk of the region that is famousfor producing champion test batsman Matthew Hayden.At just 16 years of age, Holly Ferling, is taking the cricketingworld by storm. She is a fast bowler with immense talent who hasalready toured New Zealand with the Australian 2nd X1 and istipped to soon break the record for the fastest Australian femalebowler ever.Holly, from Kingaroy, first came to the attention of the QueenslandRail Bulls Masters (QRBMs) on their inaugural tour to the SouthBurnett in 2010. Earlier this year she was chosen to play with theQRBMs in an exhibition match when they again toured the SouthBurnett region. Holly was so impressive that legendary Australianfast bowler Jeff Thomson walked down from the stands to watchher bowl close up.“To have a legend of the game come up and say he wasimpressed with my bowling was just unreal,” Holly said. “He gaveme tips on my bowling action and how to get more pace. It wasa great opportunity to meet him and be able to play alongsidepeople like Matt Hayden.”Holly recently debuted for the Queensland Fire and was excited tohave her first match reach a Super Over.“It was very nerve wracking but amazing. I got to bowl a coupleof overs during the match and I loved every minute. My aim is tokeep being selected for the Queensland Fire team and hopefullywe’ll reach the finals in January/February.”If her cricketing achievements were not enough, Holly is also closeto making the Queensland under-18 netball team, as well as beingtipped to gain an OP 1 or 2 when she graduates high school nextyear. She hopes to study Physiotherapy or Teaching (physicaleducation) at university next year.The busy teenager trains before and after school, and sometimesshe squeezes in a session during her lunch break. Weekends oftenconsist of travelling to Brisbane for matches – and being a learnerdriver, this gives her a good chance to clock some hours for herdriving log book.

inside queensland rail | 17When asked who she aspires to be like,Holly replies, “Ellyse Perry – she’s so talentedacross two sports (soccer and cricket). She’sa fast bowler, like me. I was at the trainingcamp in Sri Lanka with her and could seejust how incredibly fit she was.”In the long term, Holly has her sights seton being a part of the Australian Women’steam, the Southern Stars. At the rate she’sgoing, that dream may come sooner thanshe thinks.The Queensland Rail Bulls Masters wereformed in 2010 as a non-profit organisationby former cricketing greats Jimmy Maher,Ian Healy, Alan Border and MichaelKasprowicz. Their key aim is to leveragethe public profiles of Queensland sportinglegends to raise funds for charity and localsporting associations, promote healthy livingthrough participation in sport and providepositive role modelling for young people.Over the past 18 months they raised nearly$300,000 for local charities and sportinggroups across Queensland.QRBMs Managing Director Jimmy Mahersays Holly Ferling is a great example of howthey have also been able to support andencourage individual young sporting starscoming up through the ranks in regionalareas. “Who knows, in coming years wemay have the privilege of Holly opening thebowling for the QRBMs on one of our toursto regional Queensland” says Maher.Holy Ferling and Andy BichelCatch the next Queensland Rail BullsMasters match in Charters TowersSunday 27 January 2013Match commences at 3pmQueensland Rail Bulls Masters vs.Charters Towers Invitational XIGoldfield Sporting ComplexCharters TowersContact Queensland Rail Travel on1800 627 655 to plan your trip toCharters Towers.

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Daniel TuivaitiCasandra Weiskeinside queensland rail | 22CommunitySupporting those whosupport ourEvery day, The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation(TPCHF) works to save lives.The ongoing support of Queensland Rail’s employeesand customers is helping to ensure this important workcontinues. In 2011/2012 Queensland Rail raised over$9,000 dollars for the TPCHF.Daniel TuivaitiHe looks like a healthy 23 year old, butDaniel Tuivaiti was born with a rare form ofcongenital heart disease.His mum, Karen, thought her new baby washaving trouble breathing. She was amazedthat cardiologist Dr Dorothy Radford wasable to identify the problem as soon as shelistened to baby Daniel’s chest.“He had cardiac failure at five months old,”Karen said.“He spent five weeks in hospital and wenearly lost him.”So far Daniel’s had four surgeries to repairhis heart.“Because of the medication I bruise easilyand, as a kid, the biggest pain was notplaying contact sports like footy,” Danielsaid.“I was also self conscious about my scarbut my brothers have always been goodkeeping my confidence up and told me Ishould be proud of it.”When he was in his early teens, Daniel hada TIA, a mini stroke, the first of four so far.Since then he has taken aspirin to makehis blood less sticky and thinner.“The first and last were the worst,” he said.“I got a strange feeling over my body, myarm would go numb or I might be reallydizzy and then I just couldn’t speak English.“It’s really scary.”Although he self-monitors his blood levels,steers clear of contact sports and only hasthe occasional drink with mates, Karen stillworries about her youngest son.“He’s very sensible, but I worry that he’llhave another TIA and it will do damage,”Karen said.Daniel isn’t letting any fears stop himthough.Apart from occasional migraines and histwice yearly check ups, his health is undercontrol, he’s fit and plays a bit of touchfooty.He finished his plumbing apprenticeshiptwo years ago and is now looking to geta job at a mine or on a rig and do someoverseas travel.Casandra Weiske (Below ) and Daniel Tuivaiti (Above)pictured with some feline friends to promote the PCHF‘9 Lives Appeal’ that shares stories of people whohave been given an extra chance at life, thanks to theamazing team at the hospital

Casandra WeiskeRoller derby practice saved CasandraWeiske’s life after a sudden illness nearlykilled her.Cas and a friend were skating along theRedcliffe bridge one beautiful sunnymorning when all of a sudden, she felt veryill.“The pain was ridiculous, like someone justpunched me in the chest really hard,” Cassaid.“I stopped breathing and passed out.“That’s how I found out about it, a massiveheart attack.“My friend couldn’t phone for help andshe didn’t want to leave me so she putme into the recovery position but there wasnothing else she could do.”Eventually they got back to the car and Caswas taken to The Prince Charles Hospital,Australia’s leading cardiac hospital, whereshe had another heart attack.From a normal heart rate, she wouldsuddenly go up to 100-200 beats perminute and her blood pressure would drop.Cas was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which meant there wasextra electrical activity on the outside ofher heart preventing natural heart ratecontrols from working properly.inside queensland rail | 23As a science graduate, she couldappreciate the physiological process eventhough it nearly killed her.A few weeks after the heart attack, Casdeveloped an autoimmune condition.Her arms swelled from her armpits to herwrists, an overactive enzyme, creatinekinase (CK), was breaking down hermuscles and damaging her organs.“Most people have CK at a level of 30 to50, I was at 13,000,” Cas said.“I had 30 per cent liver and kidney functionand almost had to go on the transplantlist.”Eventually Cas was able to go home whenher CK levels reached 4000, but the illnesshad ruined her muscles.Two months after the heart attack, Caswas stable enough to have a procedure toremove the extra nerves outside her heart.“It was a good three months before I coulddo a push up,” she said.“All the muscle had broken down,I couldn’t even lift my cat.”Cas had put her skates on only twicebefore she tried out and was selectedfor the Northern Brisbane Rollerslast year.Her illness caused her to be off skatesfor five months, but she was stillinvolved with the league andsupported by her team mates.In September, Cas played her first derbybout since her illness, with even theopposing team cheering her on.Her plan now is to find a job inbiometeorology, looking at the impacts ofweather and climate on living creatures.Visit queenslandrail.com.au and selectthe Community and Events tab to keepupdated about supporting our charitypartners.Or visit tpchfoundation.org.auto support the foundation and the‘9 Lives Appeal’.

For more information on the great packagesfeatured in this edition of Embark or anyQueensland Rail Travel packages please call1800 627 655, visit queenslandrailtravel.com.auor see your local travel centre.

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