Have you ever heard doctors discuss if your life is worth saving?
About Mark Miljons-Rostoks
In his early 20’s, life completely changed for Mark. The unthinkable happened, he became a quadriplegic. His tracheostomy tube denied his speech. His words became his voice. His ‘words were marked’.
And life went on.
A day-dreamer, a larrikin, an undeniable fighter, Mark quickly supported both adversity and chronic illness. He also developed a real passion for green living, nutrition, naturopathy and organic foods. Actually he’s obsessed with celery.
He has a lot of quirks.
Then, despite his prior background in advertising, he became a certified life coach. Possibly to explore himself. He wanted to understand his journey. Then, to tell his story, he now has more recent aspirations that include becoming a published author.
Growing and then building upon it is his thing.
Still he likes to stay grounded, so when well enough, he’s ticking off his bucket list. And (something he says he should do way more often), he also volunteers with the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Yep this day-dreamer gets around a bit. He’s kissed Miranda Kerr, appeared on Neighbours, cooked intimately with MasterChef George Calombaris, even been pushed in a full marathon, in his wheelchair.
Now if that’s not enough for this ‘inspiration’, he’s currently at Uni studying Creative Writing and Marketing. Where Consumer behaviour is his passion.
Plus, he’s an ACIM student, an adventurer, and a sneaker collector. It’s almost weird how he has time to deal with all the bullshit at the nursing home he lives in. Nevertheless, his dream is to one day get better and ride a bicycle around Australia,
So… as you can see, Mark never lets his disability stop him from doing things, or achieving things. Like just recently he became a University Lecturer, inclusive of a translator, apparently in his first class it was the quietest the students have even been.
In this busy world, Mark is one of the rare people who can make others stop, think, and reassess their situation. Usually with gratitude and compassion.