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posted by Dominique Chaleyer, May 22, 2013
There doesn’t seem to be an obvious link between the desire to help sufferers from multiple sclerosis and a passion for racing cars. Dominique Chaleyer manages to combine the two as an ambassador for MS Research Australia, raising funds by racing a red vintage Alfa Romeo.
We all grow up with dreams, and mine has long been to help people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) … and to race vintage cars with dad. I wondered if I could somehow intertwine these passions.
The hurdle to my first dream was to realise that I’ll never be a neurologist or scientist of any kind; in fact I flunked math and science at school. So any ambitions becoming a nurse or researcher were quickly quashed.
Secondly – I’m not Nuvolari or Schumacher. So, pursuing motorsport as a career was out of the question. Here is a girl with a degree in film production, a huge imagination and a mighty lead foot. So, ‘good luck with all of that’, I’m sure the man upstairs said.
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