Natalie Hood-Bourke 1965-2019
On 20 March 2019, we lost our committee member and past President, Natalie Hood-Bourke. Natalie was our President from 2014-16 and was a tireless advocate for our Foundation and her daughter Alicia, who underwent a hemispherectomy at age 10. Prior to dedicating her life to Alicia and her family, including her two older sons, Natalie was a serving police officer and was awarded a medal for bravery. On our committee, Natalie was our NDIS expert and administered our Facebook support group. Natalie will be deeply missed by the Australian hemispherectomy community and remembered for her boundless generosity and humour and her beautiful nature. Rest in peace Natalie.