2020 Australian of the year, SA Local Hero, Emmah Money is an author, mother, motivational speaker and Cystic Fibrosis Ambassador. Emmah lives with the life-threatening lung disease Cystic Fibrosis and knows firsthand the challenges that come with this debilitating invisible disease.
With a life expectancy of just 37, was given up for adoption at only days old after doctors believed she wouldn’t survive. Now in her thirties, Emmah has a list of credible achievements including; 2020 South Australian Local Hero, the 2019 Australia Day South Australian Women Hold Up Half the Sky Award, a Baton Bearer for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay to winning Channel 9’s Young Achiever Award in 2017 in the Community Category.
Emmah inspires students with her powerful account about overcoming obstacles, including bullying and depression, and living with an invisible disability.
Emmah is a great example of what persistence, hard work and passion can do and is a great example that anything is possible.
A global advocate for Cystic Fibrosis and an Ambassador for the Cure4CF Foundation, Emmah is an active campaigner, raising awareness through her social media platform, CF Mummy. As well as speaking at a variety of events across Australia, Emmah mentor’s many within the CF community. Emmah is passionate in raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis; having raised more than $50,000 to support research in finding a cure.
Emmah published her first book, her autobiography; The Words Inside, at 17, going on to win national Australian magazine Girlfriend, Girlfriend of the Year award and becoming the National Youth Ambassador for Cystic Fibrosis. She has also shared her story with the likes of former US president Bill Clinton and super chef Jamie Oliver.
With a list of to do’s, not impossibles, Emmah not only speaks from the heart and connects with her audiences, but she also motivates and provides actionable, proven steps in her talks.