Where are they now?

Monday, November 7, 2022
Rachel Humphries
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Rachel Humphries

Rachel Humphries is Alumni Relations Officer at Avondale University College.

Danielle Stone

With a business certificate (1993) and primary education degree (1999) under her belt, Dani Stone wasn’t done with learning. She’s combined these areas of study into her current role as a prostate cancer patient navigator and a facilitator for nursing students and new graduates at Sydney Adventist Hospital. We asked her 10 questions about embracing self-improvement and feeding into the lives of others. Here are the answers she gave.

Name your top professional achievement.
It’s wonderful how God has woven the experiences of my life to build my professional life. I’m now using my education background to facilitate nursing students.

What’s one thing we wouldn’t know about what you do?
During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September, we raised more than $28,000 in partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

How do you define success in your occupation?
Understanding and supporting people who are going through a difficult time.

How do you pick yourself up after a setback?
I find my worth in God—pray, accept, forgive and keep on going.

What are you reading?
Without Rival: Embrace Your Identity and Purpose in an Age of Confusion and Comparison by Lisa Bevere.

Who’s one of your heroes?
Walt Disney. He was thoughtful and creative, inspiring people to follow their dreams.

Complete this sentence: “My greatest love in life is . . . ”
The ocean.

What have you ticked off on your bucket list?
Traveling in Europe—especially Croatia and Brussels in Belgium. These weren’t places I’d planned to go, but the friends I travelled with wanted to go. I now think the places are a jewel of Eastern Europe. The water was that beautiful blue and the seaside towns were gorgeous, especially Primošten and on the island of Hvar in Croatia. I loved all the quiet waterways, overflowing flower boxes and delicious chocolates.

If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?
Trust in God more completely and have more confidence in who He made me to be.

Encourage us with a piece of advice or a life motto.
I like Albert Einstein’s, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

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