Michael’s alternative holiday

Photo by Tom Briskey on Unsplash.

*Michael is an energetic and kind Aboriginal boy who was in Life Without Barriers care when the first wave of COVID-19 hit Australia.

Previously, during school holidays, Michael would travel back to his community to see his family, but this time public health orders meant his trip was cancelled.

This was very hard for Michael who thrives on his connection to family and culture.

LWB’s local team got together to brainstorm ways for Michael to still experience a ‘holiday’. They found a local foster carer who could give him that one-on-one connection over the school break. This helped create a wonderful ‘holiday’ experience that included games of basketball and fishing.

*Names have been changed.