OBERON’S Australia Day ambassador is Sam Cawthorn, a remarkable young man who has overcome adversity and now inspires others.
Mr Cawthorn’s life changed forever in 2006 when he was involved in a major car accident which left him with an amputated right arm and permanent disability in his right leg.
He has worked with organisations in 36 countries and has shared the same stage with the likes of then President Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, Richard Branson and Michael Jordan.
In 2007, Mr Cawthorn established Be Motivated, a program that aims to give young people skills to improve their self-belief in order to attain personal goals while remaining positive when faced with adversity.
A large part of Mr Cawthorn’s teachings focus on challenging people to discover a purpose and develop goals. He strongly emphasises the importance of a healthy mental attitude and not allowing excuses to hinder achievements.
Oberon's Australia Day ceremony will be held at the Oberon Showground.