Great Legacy memories

Great Legacy memories - Legacy

30 April 2013

Debra, Bayswater North VIC

My Dad was a Vietnam Vet and still a serving member of the Army when he suddenly passed away at the age of 38 due to doctor error. He left behind a wife and 3 young children aged 4, 6 & 8. Legacy and our Legatee were a great support to my family during a very difficult time. Legacy helped out with education expenses, including University. I fondly remember Christmas parties and presents. But by far the biggest influence was through our involvement with the Melbourne Legacy Leadership Group. Some of the greatest times of my childhood were spent attending Legacy weekend and summer camps. I got to experienced things I may never have had the chance including skiing and white water rafting and travelled to different parts of Victoria as well as Tasmania. I made many life-long friends, some of whom we chose to be Godparents to our own children and for one I was bridesmaid in her wedding. I kissed my first boy on a Legacy camp! In fact all my significant boyfriends I met through Legacy and until recently I was married to a Legacy boy and was even an Army wife myself for a while. When I turned 18 and was too old to attend camps, I completed an Outward Bound course so I could become a leader on camps and give back to this great organization. Working with these children may have encouraged me to decide to become a teacher. Legacy was my extended family and I have many many treasured memories!!

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