A survivor of domestic violence has relived the shocking moment when she was beaten repeatedly with a baseball bat by her ex-partner in front of her two young daughters while trying to stop him.
Simone O & # 39; Brien was beaten 50 times by Glenn Cable at her home in Brisbane in 2012 after suspending her relationship with the man she met online.
The horrific attack occurred in front of her two daughters aged 12 and 15 at the time, who desperately tried to stop the attacker from her mother.
Simon O & # 39; Brien has had 50 surgeries for the shocking injuries suffered, including a fractured skull (in the image)
They threw him phones and pillows before unsuccessfully asking him to stop and they were forced to call the triple-0.
& # 39; He was still attacking me. I looked and told my older Gabby: go get help, go get mom's help, "O & # 39; Brien told 9 News this week.
His little son was not home at that time.
They put her in an induced coma and spent a month fighting for life in the hospital with injuries so horrible that the Queensland paramedics who responded to the call described them as the worst they had ever seen in their lives.
Ms. O & # 39; Brien has had 50 surgeries since the attack due to the catastrophic facial and head injuries suffered.
His arm was also broken in two places and now he is blind in one eye.
"It was the first time in my life that I thought I was going to die," he said.
Simone O & # 39; Brien (pictured) is now an advocate of domestic violence after her own terrible experience
On Tuesday, he met Dr. Stephen Rashford, Phil Davies and Amy Edwards, the paramedics who saved his life that night in September 2012.
It was an emotional reunion for O & # 39; Brien, who broke down in tears when she thanked and embraced the trio for their efforts to save lives.
"He had some of the most important facial and cranial injuries I've seen," said Mrs. Edwards.
Simone O & # 39; Brien met Stephen Rashford, Amy Edwards and Phil Davis this week, the paramedics who saved his life in 2012
Mrs. O & # 39; Brien said that she will be eternally grateful.
"These amazing people kept me alive in the ambulance until I got to the hospital and the stories they were telling me about me were incredible," he later posted on Facebook.
"I was thinking about the incredible luck I had of having these three angels there that night and I felt really blessed."
Cable was imprisoned for 15 years in 2014 and will be eligible for parole in 2025.
Glenn Cable (pictured) hit his former teammate Simone 50 times with a baseball bat and was imprisoned for 15 years.
"You did everything possible to destroy that family, but fortunately you have not." Judge Roslyn Atkinson said during the sentence.
Ms. O & # 39; Brien is now a domestic violence advocate who travels through Australia to urge others to talk about the taboo subject.
"Even if you think it's a minor violence problem, this should be informed," he told Daily Mail Australia in May.
A red flag can be something as insignificant as a pinch and can scale so fast as to be crushed to death. So, please, take any red flag that comes up seriously.
"I was thinking about how incredibly fortunate it was to have these three angels there that night and I felt really blessed," said Simone (pictured left).