Overcoming Adversity

Michael Crossland is an extraordinary young man who has defied the odds of a life-threatening cancer to build a life of exceptional achievements.

Diagnosed with an aggressive life-threatening cancer before his first birthday, doctors told him school and sport were not options. However, despite spending nearly a quarter of his life in hospital, Michael has forged a highly successful career in the corporate world, represented Australia in his chosen sport and been presented with the Australia Day Ambassador role for seven consecutive years. He also runs a school and orphanage in Haiti. His first tell-all autobiography, released in January 2016, is now an international best seller across six different countries.

Now an accomplished businessman, Australian of the Year finalist, National Ambassador for five different charities including Camp Quality, and international Hall of Fame inductee, Michael inspires people from all walks of life.