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Nicholas Lapsley

Nicholas is 21 and aspires to be a business entrepreneur, helping to find employment for people with disability as well as innovate the sector. His studies are helping him to narrow down his pathway to do that.

He has become a CPA Champion to help educate people about disability. Nicholas already uses social media, including Instagram stories, to help share knowledge and information about CP. He would like to see a fairer system for the NDIS and more equitable funding for people with disability.

One of his proudest achievements was organising a swimming event called 20ks with 20 Mates, which raised $13,000 for CPA. Nicholas enjoyed the challenge of swimming for a kilometre, to prove to himself that he could. He is inspired by Paralympians like Ellie Cole and Matt Levy, saying they show their passion and strength in their chosen sports.