In 1989, Adrienne Smith assumed the presidency of the Australian Confederation of Sports for the Disabled.
"We must establish the Australian Paralympic Federation. It's got to happen."
"We would have been probably the very first."
"You basically had to earn your salary."
"It just made it worth everything ... I was the happiest girl ever."
"It was the first time that we got some real media coverage."
"I just couldn't believe how people were so supportive."
"I prayed we wouldn't get it."
"We did a bit of a pat of the back for that"