North Queensland Survivor proves to world she is strong


IN Ingham on July 8, 2021, inspirational survivor turned entrepreneur, Amy Aquilini, launched her first book, ‘STRONG’, with the aim of helping to motivate people to chase the life of their dreams, regardless of the trials and tribulations they face. This is especially important during our world-wide Coronavirus pandemic as anxiety, depression and other mental disorders are on the rise and people are finding it much easier to become withdrawn from their community. Whether young or old, have a Traumatic Brain Injury or are the highest functioning person on earth, this book has something for everyone. 

According to the Quad Related Deaths and Injuries Report conducted by the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety, in 2013 there were 11 quad-related deaths and 32 quad-related incidents that occurred in Queensland. Doctors had said that Amy would never again be a functioning member of society. But she took it upon herself to prove everyone wrong. Amy highlights the power behind the ‘Survivor’ mindset and pushing yourself as hard as you are willing and able to push, to create the life of your dreams. She wants to show others that life is what you make it, that you, and only you, are in control of your own happiness and nobody can take that away from you. 

Member for Hinchinbrook Nick Dametto stated, “This determined young woman has taken on board the hand she was dealt and made it work. Amy has fought back during her rehab and recovery and has proved hard work and determination pays off.”

Amy’s book takes readers through her personal journey. It also offers advice for other survivors, and those who have suffered, or are suffering from a traumatic event, on how to look past such an incident and create a life they love. Amy’s wish is that her book becomes a survival guide for others. 

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