Survivor shares story

July 29, 2017

Car crash survivor Julie Anne Metaxotos will share her inspiring story of recovery from a serious car accident at Seymour Library next week.

The local mum has penned the book A Fractured Life, detailing her gruelling two-year rehabilitation from a serious head-on car accident on Christmas Eve 2013, just minutes from home.

Written with close friend Clare Malcolm, the book delves in to the day Mrs Metaxotos’ world fell apart and the challenges faced in recovering from countless broken bones, the complete loss of control of her limbs and spending eight days in a coma.

Mrs Metaxotos said her story was all too common, with 30000 people across Australia injured in car accidents each year.

‘‘This is an extraordinary number behind which lies untold trauma and suffering by those involved,’’ Mrs Metaxotos said.

‘‘I was lucky to survive my accident and I was fortunate to have amazing health professionals and a loving family to help me through. But it was still tough.

‘‘(It was) the most difficult thing I have ever endured and my hope is that by sharing the story of my recovery, I can help inspire others to persevere, to keep fighting and to rebuild their health and lives.’’

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said author talks were wonderful ways to learn more about writers and the writing process.

‘‘They are also great opportunities for people to meet and be inspired by local writers, and perhaps begin to put pen to paper themselves,’’ she said.

●The author talk with Mrs Metaxotos is on August 4 from 7pm at Seymour Library.

Light refreshments will be provided on the night, and books will be available for purchase and signing.

Bookings are essential by phoning 57346451 or emailing [email protected]

To find out more about the book, visit

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