Cath Jayasuriya

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Location California
Introduction I like to inspire and motivate people. I am a mother, I am truly inspired by my 3 wonderful children, I am a documentary film maker, singer-song writer, author, photojournalist, life-coach, animal lover, environmentalist, yoga teacher, traveler... My 23-year-old son suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a terminal, progressive muscle wasting disease that debilitates his body, yet leaves his mind unaffected. The challenges this brings have been a catalyst for me to live in the present moment and to live with gratitude. I am Malaysian/English. My father is part Sri Lankan and part Kadazan, and my mother is English. I was raised in Kota Kinabalu, in the Malaysian state of Sabah, on the island of Borneo. I am proud to say I am Sabahan, and although I have lived in Australia, England, Canada and currently the USA, I still call Sabah home. I have undergraduate degrees in Asian History and Photojournalism, and a Masters in Counseling. In 2011, I founded Coalition Duchenne, a non profit organization that raises global awareness and funding for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. www.coalitionduchenne.org www.DustysTrail.com