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news Living the dream T he Royal Society for the Blind has announced sporting superstar Derek Rabelo as its first international ambassador. Born with congenital glaucoma program will leverage the power of digital and social platforms to share important messages and initiatives on a global stage. “Derek really resonates with the vision impaired and blind community and completely blind, the 26-year-old and it is a real privilege to have him Brazilian is acknowledged as one of supporting the RSB,” Mr Dempsey said. the most celebrated blind surfers on the planet. Surfing alongside Kelly Slater and Derek said he was honoured to represent RSB. “This is an opportunity for me to RSB Executive Director Robert Dempsey with Derek Rabelo. The series started in July with singer Rachael Leahcar giving a Mick Fanning, Derek has conquered give back and encourage people to webinar on ‘dress to impress’, and some of the biggest waves in the set their goals and live their dreams,” this month includes a webinar with world including the famous pipeline Derek said. celebrity chef Callum Hann on in Hawaii. He is also a keen downhill skateboarder and snowboarder. RSB Executive Director Robert Page the REC add - 3mm Bleed.pdf 1 9/4/2018 Dempsey Half said ambassadorship Derek is also part of RSB’s new ‘cooking with confidence’. Derek’s lifestyle webinar series, where the webinar, ‘Derek Rabelo Unplugged’, focus is on living a full, independent is on November 14. 11:22:33 AM and life realising dreams. www.rsb.org.au C M Y CM MY CY CMY K linkonline.com.au news 9