News | 7 March 2018

Rest in Peace Kai

The Every Australian Counts Community has been rocked by the very sad news this week that we have lost one of our earliest and most passionate NDIS champions

The Every Australian Counts community has been rocked by the very sad news this week that we have lost one of our earliest and most passionate NDIS Champions.

Kai Boele slipped away peacefully this week surrounded by family and friends. Kai, along with his Mum Heike and Dad Richard and his siblings Billie and Yasha, were passionate supporters of the NDIS from the very beginning.

Billie featured on the first Every Australian Counts website, and the family have attended more EAC events than we could ever count. Kai, Heike and Billie even had the chance to meet then Prime Minister Gillard a number of times and talked to her about the importance of inclusion and making sure people with disability got the support they needed to do the things they wanted to do.

We would not have the NDIS if not for families such as Kai’s. It was Kai and his family who took the time to patiently explain to politicians and the public why the NDIS was so necessary and so important to people with disability and their families.

Kai was a gentle soul who loved the beach. He had a smile that could light up a room and was a much loved member of his local church and school.

Kai’s life may have been short but he made an incredible difference in the time he shared with us.

On behalf of the whole Every Australian Counts community we want to extend our heartfelt condolences to all of Kai’s family and friends. We know that nothing will replace the hole he leaves but we want you to know how much we appreciate all he did in the fight for the NDIS.

We are sending you all our light and love. xx

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