Bronte Campbell’s other life outside of swimming
Bronte Campbell is one of Australia’s most elite athletes; an Olympic gold medallist, a world champion, a swimming superstar.
But there’s another side of life to the 24-year-old that most Australians don’t know about.
She’s a carer, along with the rest of her family, for younger brother Hamish.
The 20-year-old suffers severe cerebral palsy and functions on the same level as a nine-month-old.
Bronte is sharing her story for National Carers’ Week, telling Alan Jones she and her sister Cate “don’t see ourselves as carers”.
“It is difficult. I mean our whole lives are planned around what you can and can’t do but at the same time, it’s not supposed to be seen as a burden.
“Once you start thinking of someone as a disability you forget to think of him as just your brother.
“Of course your brother adds joy to your life but he also adds a bit of pain every now and again, because he’s your little brother. That’s just how it goes.”
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National Carers’ Week is about recognising and celebrating Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers.
It’s estimated their contribution is worth more than $60 billion a year.
For more information on National Carers’ Week, CLICK HERE
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