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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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. Mia was so excited to be a finalist in the MWOTY awards and she campaigned hard generate public votes.

has used her time on the training track and with her coaches to take it as a positive and take the challenge in full stride. Later when Charlie confronted Roman about the ‘date’, he said it was just a business meeing and he wasn’t interested in Mia. Mia has taught us how to deal with adversity, to give generously to those in need, to inspire people to be the best versions of themselves, not to take tomorrow for granted, to live life to the full, but most importantly, how to be a nice person.

She [Polatajko] has been awesome, I’ve really loved having her and I loved that it's such a family mentality in the forward line too," Austin said. She continued to travel and undertook lots of charity work, including sleeping out on the streets of Liverpool to raise money and awareness of homelessness.

The hearing was told Mia's carer offered to cut the sweet before placing it in her mouth but Mia shook her head to say "no". Mia was nominated for Merseyside Woman of the year 2019 and was announced the winner on Friday and this is a recognition for all of her charity work, campaigning, writing a book and being a role model for thousands of people thank you for every single person who voted for her you have no idea how much it would of meant to her to know she had won we just wish she had of been there to see it. We’ve all got each other’s backs and were all there to help each other grow and I really love that ‘Polly’ has implemented that. I feel like she’s grown with confidence every week and she’s starting to learn how dominant she can be in the air and at ground level. Carole Van Niekerk said: "I’m absolutely devastated to hear this, for her, for her family and for her friends.

Her parents were told the stroke would prove fatal, but she defied the odds and survived, travelling around the world and writing a book about her life story using just her eyes. Austin, who worked for The Co-operative Travel in Heswall in Merseyside , passed away on Wednesday last week – two days before being named Merseyside Woman of the Year 2019 and Inspirational Woman of the Year. 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.

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.She wanted to win so she could raise more awareness about the issues close to her heart and to extend her charity work. Her mum Carol told the inquest: "Apparently on Love Island they did a marshmallow challenge, you put marshmallows in the mouth.

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