Shanice was inspired to become a paramedic
Shanice was just 12 years old when she moved with her family from Singapore to Adelaide. She was excitedly looking forward to her new home and a new life.
But on her second day at her new school — with no warning — she passed out and fell to the ground. Once she regained consciousness, Shanice was unable to speak. The school sent her straight to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital — swift action that undoubtedly saved her life.
Her MRI scan showed a life-threatening brain haemorrhage and also revealed an even bigger silent killer — an aneurysm. Shanice spent 31 days in hospital. She had two major procedures to clip her aneurysms to ensure she could go on to live a normal life, with no worries.
Today, fit and well, Shanice is currently studying at Flinders University to become a paramedic.