Aspire Performance Training were a corporate sponsor for the third consecutive year for MercyCare Oration which took place on the 22nd September 2016.
The 2016 Oration seen Munjed Al Mudeeris tell his story of while working as a young medical registrar how he was forced to flee his home country of Iraq after he rejected Saddam Hussein’s orders to mutilate the ears of army deserters. After surviving a harrowing boat trip, Munjed arrived in Australia and was sent to Curtin Detention Centre, which became known as the worst facility of its kind. Munjed spent 10 months at the detention centre which included stints in isolation only known only as number 982 before finally being granted a visa to stay in Australia. Driven by a personal mission to change the lives of amputees, the one-time refugee continued his career in medicine to become a world leader in osseointegration surgery. Today, Munjed has performed more robotic-leg surgeries than anyone else in the world and uses his pioneering technique to enable amputees, including soldiers wounded in war zones, to walk again. Munjed is a true representation of the incredible courage embodied by asylum seekers and the meaningful contribution they can make to Australian society.
The event held at the Hyatt Regency Perth seen over 600 participants attend to see a truly inspiring story of such courage. The Oration was a great success and Aspire was very pleased to be apart of such a great event and share in the evening with a number of staff and out key clients.