Glamorous daughter of Australian billionaire Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest nearly killed after being hurled over 25 meters in bizarre jet ski accident doctors say should have been paralyzed
- Grace Forrest, 26, was left with a walking frame after a horror jet ski accident
- She was thrown 25 meters from the craft traveling at 70 km / h
- Her mother said it was a “very scary” ordeal for the entire Forrest family
The daughter of mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest had a ‘close call’ after being thrown 25 meters from a jet ski at a speed of 70 km / h.
Grace Forrest, 26, was knocked out after being thrown from the vessel she was riding with partner Brandon Clemens on a family vacation to Indonesia this year.
Her mother, Nicola, told me Sunday Times Magazine it was a ‘very scary’ experience for the family.
Grace, who was recently crowned Young Australian Of The Year 2021 in Western Australia, stayed in a walker for five weeks.
Grace Forrest (pictured) was knocked out after being thrown from a jet ski on which she was riding with her partner Brandon Clemens
The activist was unable to work for two and a half months at Walk Free, the anti-slavery foundation she co-founded.
“It was especially scary for Brandon … They were catapulted about 100 feet apart and when he came up, she floated face down in the water,” Mrs. Forrest said.
She was unconscious. It took a few days to get home and the neurologist we saw here said that every week he sees people paralyzed from jet ski accidents … It was very close. ‘
Grace is the daughter of my magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest (pictured)
Grace took to Instagram earlier this year to shed some light on her accident.
She shared her story to give others advice on how to cope with life at home during the coronavirus shutdown.
‘As someone who has already spent the first 2.5 months of 2020 on home rest because of my accident; creating, cooking and sharing is where I found joy when I was forced to keep quiet, ”she said.
Grace, who was recently crowned Young Australian Of The Year 2021 in Western Australia, stayed in a walker for five weeks (pictured with Jordie Davieson, member of San Cisco)
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Due to the accident, Grace was unable to attend several important events on behalf of Walk Free.
This included the World Economic Forum, where she spoke in 2019.
The 26-year-old is the youngest appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Association of Australia.
She has spoken out about fast fashion, modern slavery and the impact this has on women.
Grace is on the board of the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue and was one of ten world leaders in the One Young World Young Leaders Against Sexual Violence initiative.
In May of this year, Grace said vulnerable workers exposed to COVID-19 have been “abandoned” by companies and governments.
Walk Free Foundation cited a massive outbreak among migrants crammed into dormitories in Singapore under extensive lockdown measures.
“ Leaving these populations behind us is absolutely morally wrong … and it also creates incredible vulnerability for the entire population, ” she said.
Grace is the daughter of billionaire Mr. Forrest, who built his fortune in mining after founding Anaconda Nickel Ltd, now known as Minara Resources, in 1994, before founding Fortescue Metals Group in 2003.
Mrs. Forrest and her husband chair the ‘modern philanthropic organization’, Minderoo Foundation, which funds numerous projects, including cancer research and fire and flood resilience.