Heart Hero

After multiple seizures and being diagnosed with a grade three heart blockage as a child, Kate McCarthy was told she would never be able to play elite sport. She proved them all wrong.

Despite having a pacemaker implanted and being told to give up on her athletic aspirations by doctors, Kate represented Australia in Touch Rugby and as a junior in Track and Field, and has represented Queensland in Cricket.

She now plays AFLW for the Brisbane Lions, making the inaugural AFL Women’s grand final and the 2017 All-Australian team.

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