Kelly channels pain to make difference

BOLD MISSION: Junee resident Kelly Lawson is bouncing back from traumatic workplace injuries by running 10 kilometres for Make A Wish Australia on July 30.

BOLD MISSION: Junee resident Kelly Lawson is bouncing back from traumatic workplace injuries by running 10 kilometres for Make A Wish Australia on July 30.

One Junee resident is using the pain of a traumatic experience as fuel to help others in need.

Kelly Lawson was severely injured at work in November last year, and has since registered with Run Melbourne to raise funds for Make A Wish Australia in an attempt to help others experiencing physical and emotional pain.

Mrs Lawson said the charity run, which takes place on July 30, was the culmination in a long road to recovery.

“It’s been a pretty traumatic process to get to where I am today,” she said.

“I’ve been on a bit of a roller coaster ride and as a part of my rehabilitation I decided I’d like to do something to give back to other people who might be going through similar or worse situations.”

Mrs Lawson has raised more than $3,000 so far, $1000 of which was donated by correctional services group GEO last week.

Further donations can be made at runmelbourne2017.everydayhero.com/au/kelly.

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