Tracey Roberts is a Sydney based art dealer, author and former cognitive behavioral counselor.
Tracey’s career has seen her work closely with people and their struggles through extensive work with LifeLine.
More recently, Tracey wrote the novel The Will to Live, the Courage to Die, a non-fiction inspirational biography about her Uncle Peter Bilsborough who lived as a ventilated quadriplegic.
Tracey felt by writing Peter’s story she could play her part in raising awareness surrounding the issue of paralysis, particularly for those who have lived a normal life to suddenly become permanently disabled.
Following her books release, Tracey staged the Blue Diamond Ball – a highly successful event raising over $120,000 for high-tech wheelchairs at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital. The event’s success saw Tracey recognised by the NSW Government as Woman of the Year for Drummoyne in 2014.
Like many, Tracey’s dream is to one day find a much-needed cure for paralysis in her lifetime and ultimately fulfill her promise to her late uncle.