Inductees 2012 - Linda Fistonich

Linda Fistonich

When Linda Fistonich was at school in New Zealand, she says no one thought she would ever amount to much because she was totally blind and had a severe hearing loss.

But they had not reckoned with her determination and the strong belief her family had in her. She went to Auckland University and graduated with a degree in psychology. Shortly after that, the family moved to Perth where her sister lived.

Ms Fistonich currently works part-time at Community Newspapers as a telemarketer. She said she had to thank her family, friends and work colleagues for their support and encouragement.

But equally she helps others. Over the years, she has done voluntary work with migrants and the unemployed and given talks at schools. She helps and supports many blind people in WA and all over the world through email, offering friendship and informal counselling.

© The West Australian



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Inductees 2012
Jahna Cedar
Linda Fistonich
Professor Colleen Hayward
Annette Howard
Freda Jacob
The Honourable Antoinette Kennedy AO
Kerry Newick
Dr Casta Tungaraza
Linda Wayman
Professor Samina Yasmeen
Roll of Honour - Susan Adelaide Casson
Roll of Honour - Dr Roberta Jull
Roll of Honour - Dame Annie Florence Gillies Cardell-Oliver
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