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Join author Julie Sprigg live via webinar as she discusses her memoir Small Steps: A Physio in Ethiopia, a story of hope and joy, friendship and love in Ethiopian physiotherapy clinics, university classrooms and convents.
As a child, Julie dreamed of being somewhere else, of making a difference. Now, she can’t wait to meet the nuns she will live with and the children she will provide physiotherapy for in Ethiopia. But Julie has trouble sticking to convent rules and soon finds herself wondering how much difference a single physio can make anyway. When she takes a teaching role at a university, Julie finally feels closer to fulfilling her dreams – training Ethiopia’s first physiotherapists, treating paediatric patients, and losing her heart to a handsome colleague.
Then civil unrest reaches the university, forcing Julie’s students to choose between their safety and their future. When it comes to being a part of change, why do all steps feel like small steps?
Join Julie as she discusses her unlikely journey from a farm in Western Australia to a university in Ethiopia and her inspiration for sharing her story.
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