David Pescud is nominated for Pride of Australia
David Pescud has been nominated for the Pride of Australia Medal - one of News Corp Australia’s most important community endeavours — recognising and rewarding our community’s most outstanding members. David explains what racing to Hobart means for those living with disability.
THE Pride of Australia Medal is one of News Corp Australia’s most important community endeavours — recognising and rewarding our community’s most outstanding members.
Over the past 10 years the organisation has shared more than 19,000 stories and awarded more than 550 medals.
We're delighted that David Pescud has been nominated by his students for the award.
In an interview David summed up what it means to sail to Hobart.
"It’s a bit pressure cooker, at sea," he said.
"You’ve got someone like me yelling at you saying ‘go faster, stronger longer. You haven’t got any legs? So get up the front and keep doing the job’. It’s that attitude — ‘you’re a human being, you’ve signed up to do the job, we know you can do the job, so get on and do it’.
"These kids will start out to Hobart with a disability."
"When they cross the line, I guarantee you the disability is gone!"