Saved from the street and telling her story: brave Canberra teenager who escaped homelessness is now thriving

Megan Doherty
By Megan Doherty
Updated October 28 2019 - 11:09am, first published October 10 2019 - 5:30pm

Young, beautiful, driven and intelligent, it's difficult to comprehend that Canberra teenager Maja Rathouski was sleeping under bridges and in dark alleys in the national capital when she was 15. That she escaped homelessness unscathed and without falling to the temptation to drugs or alcohol. And that she has not only survived but thrived.

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Megan Doherty

Megan Doherty

Journalist

I like telling local stories with integrity. My greatest hope is that someone will read my story and turn to someone in a cafe or in the next cubicle or across the breakfast table and say, "Did you hear about this?" Email: megan.doherty@canberratimes.com.au