Story courtesy the Koori Mail
IT was because of the ill health in her family that Yamatji-Badimia woman Banok Rind decided to become a nurse.
“My dad has diabetes and every one of his siblings had diabetes – and then there’s the chronic diseases that go with it,” Ms Rind said.
“When you live in remote places, some towns don’t have the best access to health services, and some of my aunties and uncles have shame about going to health services because they don’t feel comfortable.
“If you’re not comfortable to seek help, then that will affect your health – physically and mentally.”