Monica McGhie

Monica McGhie

The Face of Minus 4 Adventures

Born Without Limbs, But With An Unquenchable Thirst for Adventure

Welcome to our world of adventure! I’m Monica McGhie, an adventurer at heart, born with a rare condition known as Tetra Amelia, meaning without limbs.

Despite this, my life has always been brimming with zest, all thanks to a resolute mother and an inherently robust spirit.

An Ordinary Childhood, An Extraordinary Mother

I was raised as the fifth of seven children. My mother firmly believed in leading a “normal” life, and hence, everything my siblings did, I was a part of it too.

Whether it was horse riding, motorbike riding, swimming, or even playing hide and seek, I was never left out.

My mother taught me there’s “NO SUCH WORD AS CAN’T” and brick walls are there just to be navigated around, never to stop you.

"Monica and I met when I interviewed her on ABC television over 25 years ago and recently, I was honoured to be a guest at her 60th birthday celebrations in Perth. I'm really excited for Monica and her brilliant venture."

Tracy Bartram Comedian

Expressing Through Art

I was raised as the fifth of seven children. My mother firmly believed in leading a “normal” life, and hence, everything my siblings did, I was a part of it too.

Whether it was horse riding, motorbike riding, swimming, or even playing hide and seek, I was never left out.

My mother taught me there’s “NO SUCH WORD AS CAN’T” and brick walls are there just to be navigated around, never to stop you.

Unraveling the Truth, Embracing Thalidomide

In 2014, I discovered my condition was the result of the drug Thalidomide. It was a revelation that brought relief and closure.

Knowing I wasn’t alone and sharing my experiences with others affected by Thalidomide became a new part of my journey.

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Venturing Out with Minus 4 Adventures

With newfound understanding and confidence, I started a new chapter. I bought a house, hired support workers, and embarked on cruises to exotic places like Broome, Hawaii, Alaska, and New Zealand.

But my greatest adventure yet has been purchasing and customising a motorhome named Minus 4 Adventures! Now, I can experience what others often take for granted – camping, enjoying the outback, and exploring uncharted territories.

Minus 4 Adventures is not just about my journey, it’s a gateway for others like me to experience the thrill of travel. When I’m not out exploring, Minus 4 Adventures is available for hire.

So, please join me on this journey, and let’s redefine adventure together!

a photo of Monica McGhie in her chair outside the motorhome

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Monica's Latest Journey

Embrace Unseen Adventures with Monica McGhie