Besides being extremely proud of raising his two lovely girls, with their mother’s help of course, and winning several Emmy Awards, there is another accomplishment that Kim proudly carries with him.
“Many years ago I was asked if I could take this young girl, Olivia McMurray, out filming with me. She was only 14 years old and terminally ill. Her body was not producing red blood cells, every 3 weeks she had to have a full blood transfusion. She was a keen photographer and loved wildlife. She’d never been away from home before and came to spend several days with me in the bush. I told her to bring along some of her photographs (we were still shooting slides in those days) so I could advise her before we went out. I put Olivia on the back of the vehicle, gave her my camera gear and off we went. I’d be filming and would look back to see how Olivia was doing, to see her clicking away and looking so natural and in control of the camera. I had her slides processed after her trip and was so blown away by them that I told her to enter the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. She entered, and won her age category (14 – 17 year old). There is nothing that makes me more proud than having been able to give her this opportunity. Amazingly enough Olivia is now 25 and soon to be a qualified veterinarian, living her life to the fullest”.