Burn victim Sophie Delezio who survived TWO car accidents reveals special bond she shares with woman nearly beaten to death by intruder at home
- ophie Delezio, 20, shared an emotional interview with survivor Lauren Huxley
- Ms. Delezio interviewed Ms. Huxley after starting as a journalist at Newscorp
- She was left with burns to 85 percent of her body after a car accident in 2003
- Mrs. Huxley was beaten and doused with gasoline during an attack on her home in 2005
Burn victim Sophie Delezio shared an emotional interview with a fellow survivor who was beaten, doused in gasoline and given a five percent survival rate.
The 20-year-old bonded with Lauren Huxley, 34, during one of her first interviews since starting her dream job at Newscorp last weekend.
Ms. Delezio has been recruited for Body + Soul magazine interview fellow trauma survivors and bring ‘justice to their stories’ in her editorials.
Both Ms. Delezio and Ms. Huxley have experienced traumatic life experiences as young women.
“ When I spoke to her, I quickly realized that you don’t have to have the same disability or history to have experienced the same pain, ” Ms. Delezio wrote in the Daily telegram.
Ms. Delezio has been recruited by Body + Soul magazine to interview fellow trauma survivors and ‘do their stories justice’ in her editorials
The 20-year-old bonded with Lauren Huxley, 34 (pictured), during one of her first interviews since starting her dream job at Newscorp last weekend.
Ms. Delezio was only two years old when a car drove into her Sydney daycare center in 2003. Just three years later, she was hit by another car when crossing the street in her wheelchair.
In both incidents, she sustained burns to 85 percent of her body, brain damage, and she missed both feet.
Mrs. Huxley was only 18 when an intruder broke into her home in Northmead, west Sydney, in 2005, hit her and doused her with gasoline.
She was found tied up and unconscious and beaten so badly that she spent six months in hospital, underwent nine major surgeries and suffered partial brain damage.
Doctors feared Ms. Huxley would die from her injuries and gave her only a five percent chance of survival.
Mrs. Huxley opened her long road to recovery for Mrs. Delezio and how she lost important years of her life as a result.
My friends are now in different stages. Some never really understood or they stayed around for the wrong reasons because they wanted the spotlight but weren’t there for me once it was gone. ‘
Mrs. Huxley said that despite the long and difficult journey ahead, she was doing her best to stay positive.
Ms. Delezio was only two years old when a car drove into her daycare center in Sydney in 2003 and another car hit her crossing the street in her wheelchair in 2006.
In both incidents, Ms. Delezio had burns to 85 percent of her body, brain damage, and missing both feet
She said the key was to “ take it easy ” and push through not only for herself, but also for her family.
“You don’t realize how strong you and your family can be until an experience really tests you,” she said.
‘Family is everything. All their love and support they have given me over the years … I don’t know where I would be without them. ‘
Her sister Simone was also present during the interview to provide support as Ms. Huxley is suffering from amnesia.
Simone called for tougher punishments for criminals, saying the attacker, whom the couple does not want to be named, should never have been released.
Ms. Huxley’s attacker was sentenced to more than 20 years behind bars.
Simone said the attacker already had 26 convictions and was released on bail when he attacked her sister.
“If he had been in prison, this would never have happened,” she said.
Mrs. Huxley was only 18 when an intruder broke into her home in Northmead, west Sydney, hit her and doused her with gasoline in 2005
Mrs. Huxley opened her long road to recovery for Mrs. Delezio and how it made her lose important years of her life