Lily grew up with illness in her family and they struggled financially. Without sponsorship, she doesn’t think she would have even made it through high school.
“I probably would have dropped out in Year 10. I really wasn't enjoying school and it was just really hard and tight with money,” she said.
Now at university, Lily’s sponsorship helps her afford the increased expenses, including costly text books and practical equipment.
“[Without sponsorship] I would not have anywhere near as much time to focus on uni. I'd be working so much. I'd be constantly thinking, ‘Can I even do this assignment, because I don't have the means to do it?’