Tarli was involved in a horrific car crash in 2005 in the Northern Territory. She suffered life-threatening injuries and spent months in hospital and rehabilitation. Tarli still experiences issues because of the injuries she sustained all those years ago.

Tarli’s mother came to RTSSV for counselling to assist her in dealing with the crash, and it was at this time, Tarli found out about the peer support program we ran at the time. Tarli joined the program, which operated very much like a buddy system. She then joined the education team as a personal speaker when the RTAS program began and became a facilitator in the Eastern region. Tarli delivered programs in Box Hill and Dandenong.

It has been a pleasure working with Tarli over the years. Tarli is a kind, warm person who is happy to help in any way she can. Although Tarli admits that her story is hard to tell at times, Tarli says, “I share my story in the hope that it will raise awareness and prevent further trauma on our roads.”

We are pleased that Tarli has accepted to become an honorary life member, and we hope that it shows you how important you have been to the organisation and how much we value all you have done with us.