Did you see Elliot Miller on 7 News Brisbane? Elliot's auditory training app Hearoes was developed with a Deaf Services grant 100% funded by The Deaf Lottery Australia.
The Deaf Services Contact Centre, along with a range of Deaf Services staff were recently treated to a very special presentation from Brisbane-based Deaf software developer Elliot Miller.
We spoke to our Lottery 178 Winner about his $705,000 prize win, and what it really means to help others.
As the fundraising arm of Deaf Services, The Deaf Lottery exists to raise money to help others, funding programs empowering Deaf and hard of hearing Australians to live independent, connected and social lives. It’s a real thrill, then, to know that the 1st Prize from Lottery 178 was won by someone who is equally as committed to helping others, and whose primary reward is the satisfaction of doing so.
We spoke to our Lottery 177 Second Prize Winner Gavin*, from Melbourne, who won $5000, and is using his winnings for a very worthy cause: his family.
Gavin describes himself as having an “incredibly lucky” life, despite being dealt what many would likely view as an unlucky hand.
Gavin and his wife care for their two sons, 23 and 15, who both have complex health issues. Their eldest has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, an untreatable genetic condition affecting joints, skin and blood vessels, a condition not diagnosed until he was 18, after countless operations and hospital visits.