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PHOTOS: LEFT HBWN’S AWARDS WINNING BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR; ABOVE: SICK IN ST VINCENT’S HOSPITAL SYDN EY 2003, AFTER OPEN HEART SURGERY; RIGHT: ON A FAMILY HOLIDAY OVERSEAS; BELOW L-R: NICOLE IN EARLY POLICING DAYS; THE NEW EIDA APP; AND A PHOTO OF HER MUCH LOVED FAMILY BY CHILDISH PHOTOGRAPH.

PHOTO COURTESY OF CHILDISH PHOTOGRAPHY

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““ Your business works closely with charities and community groups … We have recently entered into an agreement with the McGrath Foundation and the Love Your Sister charity. A close friend of mine was recently touched by breast cancer, so I really wanted to assist in some way. We support many other local and national causes as they come up and have special arrangements to provide benefits to members of a number of health and medical groups. I think you get as much out of life as you put in. How did you achieve work/life balance with a young son, older children and a growing business? My children and my husband provide me with strength and in return I want to provide them with opportunities, to be open minded, independent and to appreciate the advantages they have had. I would love for the business to become self-sufficient, so that my husband, my three-year old son and I can dedicate part of our lives to doing aid work with disadvantaged children in Indigenous communities in Australia and overseas in third world countries. I believe

this is the greatest education we can provide ourselves and our children. You have recently launched an Emergency Info App. How did you come up with the idea? Smartphones can contain useful information, but they are often locked or password protected. In an emergency situation, the ability to find important details quickly can mean the difference between life and death. We developed an App that shows the most urgent medical information, such as allergies and emergency contact details, on the phone’s locked screen. It also provides a simple way to store, save and share additional details, such as medication dosages, history of procedures and doctor’s contacts. The App has been launched worldwide for both Apple and Android phones. You’re now planning Port’s first Health, Medical & Disability Expo at Panthers on 17 August?

The Expo will showcase health-related businesses and community organisations from the Hastings to let everyone know about the range of products and services available in our local region. We’ll have more than 50 exhibitors, such as physiotherapists, home modification services, and disability support groups, plus plenty of giveaways and demonstrations. The entry fee is a gold coin donation, with all profits going to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, the Port Macquarie Parkinsons Support Group and the Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre. It’s not only for those with a medical issue or disability, but anyone interested in their general health and wellbeing, so I encourage everyone to come along to Panthers on 17 August! Thanks Nicole.

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Issue 92 of the Greater Port Macquarie Focus