Kurrajong Head of House, Laine Rice, recently completed the Mornington Half Marathon in partnership with Beyond Blue. A Health and Physical Education teacher here at Siena, Laine is passionate about keeping active and raising awareness about the mental health challenges facing young people. Laine shared with us that he had a congenital heart valve defect diagnosed by chance in August 2020 during lockdown and was at risk of an aortic aneurysm at an undefined time. Although the open heart surgery was a success, the recovery has been very challenging, both physically and mentally. In 2022, Laine set himself a goal of running regularly in the hope of completing a half marathon in the near future.
Congratulations to Laine for achieving his goal with a finishing time of 1:37.41 but most importantly, raising a total of $1440 for Beyond Blue!