‘Sonia Parreira’ Celebrating Abilities and MS Ambassador
Sonia, an articulate and independent young woman who during 2002, was looking forward to turning thirty, because she thought that was when the fun really began for grown-ups.
Her adolescent years and young adult life were filled with emotional challenges, due to personal and family setbacks, but during 2002, when Sonia finally turned thirty, she was ready to make it “her year”. It was the year that Sonia ended a relationship, had a horrible holiday in Thailand, was attacked by jellyfish and diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, the most common chronic neurological disease of the twenty to fifty year age group. Not a good start to the roaring thirties the effervescent Sonia had hoped for.
MS symptom’s ranging from numbness, headaches, loss of sensation, fatigue, loss of speech and immobility induced our latest member to join the other 2.5 million people worldwide who are also challenged with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
What Sonia learned from her diagnosis, is that the moment she took responsibility for “her life”, amazing things began to manifest. Today, Sonia leads a busy lifestyle, working part-time, is a busy wife and mum to a 6-year-old boy and is a community volunteer. She engages in social activities, looking after her health and well-being, and talking with people about improving their life. Sonia, shares with her audience her ideas around the benefits of embracing the challenges life throws our way, instead of fearing them, and how to make conscious decisions every single day, to ensure we stay as healthy as possible.
Celebrating Abilities & MS Ambassador Sonia Parreira is a motivational speaker, who strongly believes in the benefits of surrounding yourself with positive energies every day, and making our mind, body and spirit a priority. The diagnosis of MS did not mean the end of the road, but the commencement of a journey through a prism of fear, and arriving at a refreshingly calm destination feeling simply free.
What they said:
- You have a wonderful ambassador here and she inspired the whole group. The best reception I have seen in 15 years from our group. Inspirational in every regard. Life Activities Club Heidelberg
Tim Ellis is an Ambassador for Celebrating Abilities Melbourne
- Tim Ellis is an Ambassador for Celebrating Abilities Melbourne Recently, Tim was diagnosed as having Asperger’s Syndrome, and he explored the positives and negatives of the condition in an autobiographical one-man show ‘AspyCadabra’.About Melbourne Magician Tim Ellis – Magic beyond the ImaginationMelbourne Magician TIM ELLIS is Australia’s most highly awarded magician – known around the world for his original, innovative and entertaining approach to the art of magic.Highly sought after for his engaging style, for over 40 years Tim has been featured in hundreds of Australian and international magazines, press articles, and television shows including ‘Hey Hey It’s Saturday’, ‘Today’, ‘Sunrise’,‘Good Morning Australia’, ‘Location Location Amazing Homes’ and ‘Fox News’ (USA). He is also one of the most consulted experts in magical matters for film, television, theatre and even other magicians. Tim delivers a high-energy, stunning comedy magic show guaranteed to leave any audience on the edge of their seats – when they aren’t falling off them with laughter…From being buried alive, breaking Guinness World Records or even performing at Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle, Melbourne magician Tim Ellis is at home in any situation that calls for a little dexterous deception.With the team of professional entertainer’s event staff and consultants from ‘Magic Unlimited’ behind him – no matter what size your next event is, Tim can help you make it spectacular.Short Biography
TIM ELLIS has won more awards for his mind-blowing magic than any other Australian in history. In the process, he’s gained an international reputation for his innovative, original and highly entertaining blend magic and comedy.
Tim has been buried alive, escaped from a wooden crate at the bottom of the Yarra River, freed himself from straitjackets hundreds of feet above city streets, and driven a $100,000 sports car while blindfolded. Tim has been awarded many titles including ‘Best Stage Magician in Australia’, ‘Best Close-up Magician in Australia’, and was the first Australian ever to win twice at the FISM World Championships of Magic. Since then, Tim has also lectured, performed as a guest artist and is now a regular Jury Member at the World Championships. He has performed many times at Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle, lectured to fellow magicians at The Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, and headlined at The Grand West Casino in Capetown, South Africa. He also makes special guest appearances on several luxury cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, Holland America, and Cunard.
Tim Ellis has toured the USA, Europe, Asia and Africa teaching other magicians how to perform their magic more effectively. In addition to lecture notes, booklets and several unique tricks, he also has several top-selling magic teaching DVDs and books on the international market.
Tim has acted as Magic Consultant on several plays, television commercials and the popular series ‘Blue Heelers’. He has also produced many large scale events including The National Festival of the Magical Arts (9 years), several International Magic Conventions, and co-produced the NHKTV special ‘Magical Mystery Tour in Australia’. He is currently artistic director of ‘The Melbourne Magic Festival’.
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