Friday is International Day of People with Disability

By Rise
29 November 2022
Then in the evening it’s the final game for the Rise Inclusion Football Academy at Mineral Resources Reserve in Lathlain.

Stories like Peter’s below are a great example of what can be achieved when people are given opportunities to shine.
“Nothing Stops Me” Peter Koenig 
The gym doesn’t get easier but every week Peter is getting stronger. “I enjoy exercise, I like keeping fit because I get stronger, “says Peter. Pete’s favourite exercise is the rower, and he says he’s inspired by watching the rowing at the Olympics. Pete will also spend 10 minutes on the treadmill before hitting the bag and then heading to the weight room.  
Today Peter is supported by Marissa from Rise. Marissa says Peter is always busy, always doing something. “If he wants to get something done, he will you’ve just got to help him find a way and that’s what we’re here for at the end of the day.” 
Pete and Marissa both love keeping fit and supporting each other at the gym. After training they head to the local store for a V8 juice and a snack. Pete then heads home to catch up with his housemates and watch the wrestling on TV.  
Pete also works at his local Woolworths grocery store every week. “Ive been there a long time,” says Pete. “I like helping the customers.  
When Pete’s not working or training he’ll jump on the bus to catch up with his girlfriend, Sam in Hamilton Hill. They met a couple of years ago when they were both completing a Tafe course and love to hit the dancefloor during the Dancability sessions. “He’s a great dancer” says Marissa. 
Pete loves living the life he chooses and Marissa loves supporting him. “Nothing stops me doing what I want,” says Pete 
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