In the Blink of an Eye: The Story of Mia Austin and Her Triumph over Locked-In Syndrome

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In the Blink of an Eye: The Story of Mia Austin and Her Triumph over Locked-In Syndrome

In the Blink of an Eye: The Story of Mia Austin and Her Triumph over Locked-In Syndrome

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She was left with Locked In Syndrome, a medical condition that damages part of the brainstem, paralysing the body and most of the facial muscles. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and improve our understanding of you.They didn’t believe Mia, who was put on a life support machine at Arrowe Park Hospital, Merseyside, would survive the night.

We want our comments to be a lively and valuable part of our community - a place where readers can debate and engage with the most important local issues. The hearing was told Mia had been fit and healthy before suffering her stroke and had subsequently learned to communicate through a spell chart and a computer. THE RELIEF OF THOSE IN NEED, BY REASON OF YOUTH, AGE, ILL-HEALTH, DISABILITY, FINANCIAL HARDSHIP OR OTHER DISADVANTAGE.Mia has touched the lives of thousands of people and the World is worse off for not having her in it. Carlton Football Club acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which IKON Park is located, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. She had become well known in the region for her charity work after suffering the stroke a decade ago.

She wanted to win so she could raise more awareness about the issues close to her heart and to extend her charity work. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. During her time on the sidelines, Austin was able to tap into the knowledge of the experienced Carlton forward line, with Jess Dal Pos, Brea Moody, Phoebe McWilliams and Darcy Vescio being the sounding boards for the 19-year-old.Her story captured the admiration of the public when the shortlist was announced, winning the public vote and title of Woman of the Year with 2,451 votes, the largest number of votes for one finalist in the event’s 16-year history. When Mia turned up at the Diner she was all dressed up and immediately started flirting with Roman to make him have lunch with her.

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