Michele was one out of the box. In spite of her …

Comment on Michele Castagna, 1944 – 2016 by Lindsay Wright.

Michele was one out of the box.
In spite of her personal impediment that would have flattened most people, her tenancity and courage meant she built a productive life, of major importance to the Alice Springs community.
She made real impact, and will be remembered for all she achieved in so many endeavours.
Edith and I will miss her.
She demonstrated perfectly that society benefits immeasurably where an individual’s persistance in adversity is combined with thinking of others rather than oneself and good community works.
And what is more, she learnt to paint holding a brush in her mouth! And good landscapes they were too.
Thank you Michele. We may not see your kind again.

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