Anja Christoffersen is a woman of many roles; an international model, author, motivational speaker, medical advocate, consumer advisor, holistic counsellor and businesswoman – with her story showcased in media around the world. She balances these roles while managing her family business in International Student Recruitment, that her parents began together in 1995. Anja also has a life-long, congenital disability.
Anja was born with VACTERL Association, an acronym that describes a cluster of defects affecting multiple body systems, for which she has become a global ambassador. Diagnosed at 28 weeks of her mother’s pregnancy, her devastated parents began a search for answers. There was no known cause or guarantee of survival. The only definite was a need for surgical intervention, the first of many occurring at only 5 hours old.