There’s a new Weet-Bix Kid in town and she’s inspiring kids across Australia to feed their belief and overcome the odds to realise their own potential. Eva Kalpidis, a 13-year-old from Sydney who lives with cerebral palsy, summited Mt. Kosciuszko in record time earlier this year in a wheelchair, overcoming 110km winds along the way. Though she was told from an early age that she would never be able to walk or talk, she demonstrated a passion and determination to defy the odds and break free of the limitations others expected of her. You can read more about Eva’s story here.
Her climb ultimately raised more than $100,000 for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and she looks to continue to support and inspire many more kids to realise their limitless potential as a Weet-Bix Kid. Eva supports her own limitless potential with a daily mantra, “I am beautiful, I am amazing and I can do anything” and just this morning her mum reports that Eva added in, “and I’m the Weet-Bix Kid”.
Full name: Eva Anne Kalpidis
Place of birth: Sydney, NSW
Names of siblings: Spyro and Brooklyn
Favourite memory: Harry Styles concert
Leisure interests: Ten Pin Bowling
Proudest accomplishment: Climbing Mt Kosciusko
Favourite team: The Swifts, Netball
Hero: Dr Chris Brown
Favourite Aussie animal: Koala
How many do you do? 2