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Mandy McCracken


Mandy McCracken is a writer, speaker, disability advocate and regular face in Australia’s media.

In 2021 Mandy was the recipient of the ABC Regional Storyteller Scholarship and released the fun and insightful podcast series called “Look Mum, No Hands”. She presented the ABC’s Saturday Afternoon digital radio program and has featured on numerous radio and tv programs sharing her experience of living without hands and feet.

Mandy co-founded The Quad Squad, an international support group for quadruple amputees. She facilitates their bi-annual Quad Squad Muster, bringing together multiple limb amputees from around the world and is working on setting up a disability support program that she hopes to run Australia wide. Mandy also volunteers regularly as a peer supporter to other new amputees and with La Trobe University’s Prosthetic department, helping their students learn how to build prosthetic limbs.

Never one stop let anything stop her, Mandy has just returned to rock climbing and is determined to live a vibrant and fun filled life with her husband and three daughters.

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