In 2013, for the second year running, very talented artist and A-T sufferer, Ely, has taken the title of Fundraising Queen with her painting, Alegria (meaning “happiness”), fetching a staggering $4,500 at the live auction at the Brisbane Cocktail Evening on Saturday night.  Congratulations Ely!

Ely was 23 years old at the time and took a total of 3 months to complete the painting.

Ely’s 2012 painting sold for a record setting $9,000 at last year’s Brisbane Gala Charity Dinner.

Click here to see Ely and her mother, Sandra, on the SBS program, Insight, in 2012.

Click here to see Ely featured in the Winter 2017 edition of the UQ Medicine magazine.