Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Tragic Life Turned to Inspiration

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Tragic Life Turned to Inspiration

Article excerpt

ON reading Helen Everingham's story it would seem a tragedy.

After a divorce, Helen raised two sons on her own, and then lost them both in a plane crash in 2002.

Her boys were only 24 and 26.

Despite her tragic loss Helen still believes she is blessed.

Helen was the guest speaker at the International Women's Day event held in Yeppoon yesterday.

Almost 100 people attended to hear her inspirational story, while at the same time raising more than $2000 through a charity auction and raffles.

The money is being donated to Ronald McDonald House Mater.

Helen said it was a joy to be part of events such as this, and be able to share her story and provide inspiration.

And inspire is what Helen does, by hosting "The Centre Within" courses, a self-help course which she said was meant to boost self- esteem, enjoyment of happy relationships and the achievement of dreams.

"I would be out doing workshops if I wasn't teaching them," Helen said.

A teacher, public speaker, singer and actress, Helen said she gives people the tools and techniques to deal with life issues, just as they helped her. …

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