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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Her time as a Blue - although hampered by her injury - has been impactful for her forward counterparts as well, with Darcy Vescio speaking highly of Austin as a player, teammate and person. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. In her words Mia has said, “I am excited about this”, “Becoming an Ambassador for A Stroke of Luck beats any achievement”. She was left with Locked In Syndrome, a medical condition that damages part of the brainstem, paralysing the body and most of the facial muscles. Gab Pound speaks to Carlton Media about looking ahead to Round 9 and how there is still plenty to play for.

It is obviously a very sad time for us, but we are so happy that she succeeded in her efforts and we wish Laura the very best of luck in role as co-Merseyside Woman of the Year.Despite having this life-changing condition, Mia refused to give up and focused on living her life to the fullest, while also helping others. While holidaying at the park in Abersoch in June this year, Ms Austin indicated to her mother and carer she wanted to eat a marshmallow. There’s a lot of pressure on her [Austin] on the outside, but we try to make sure that inside our four walls, she can control what she can control,” Polatajko said. She was not only inspirational with her positive attitude after what she has been through, but she was a kind person and would put others before herself. A highly touted forward from the Eastern Ranges, Mia Austin was a first -round draft selection for Carlton in 2022, and she didn’t take long to prove why the Blues rated her so highly.

At the age of 21, Mia was working as a Travel Agent and a regular at the gym living the life of a typical 21-year-old. After suffering a stroke at 21 leaving her with Locked-in Syndrome, Mia wrote a book, travelled, and inspired everyone who was lucky enough to meet her. But the inquest was told Mia suffered from "locked-in syndrome" - and was unable to cough up the sweet. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Although Austin’s education in the forward line has been enhanced by her experienced teammates, the young spearhead has seen her time under forwards coach Christina Polatajko as impactful, both as a player and as a person.Mia was so excited to be a finalist in the MWOTY awards and she campaigned hard generate public votes. 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. Mia Austin, from Bebington , suffered from ‘Locked-in Syndrome’ - meaning she couldn't move or speak and could only communicate by using a special computer which tracked her eye movements. She won the public vote and title of Woman of the Year with 2,451 votes – the largest number of votes for one finalist in the event’s 16-year history. Carlton Football Club acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which IKON Park is located, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.

I feel like in that time I wanted to work on things I probably wasn’t as good at, like ground-level work and being better at that. Austin has worked with Polatajko to utilise 'her weapons' but also to lean on her teammates up forward to support, which she has seen as a major benefit to her game as a whole. Mia Austin, 30, had seen Love Island contestants challenge each other to fit as many marshmallows in their mouths as possible. During the inquest, the coroner heard Ms Austin suffered a stroke 10 years ago despite being perfectly healthy. We were all watching her work so hard to get back to that condition she was in because she had a great couple of games last year, but it’s been a real privilege to watch her up close, watch her take on the games,” Vescio said.There was a lot of training, I think we trained eight months of rehab before we could get back with the team,” Austin said. Mia continued to undertake charity work, including sleeping on the streets of Liverpool to raise money and awareness of homelessness. A young woman choked to death on a marshmallow after trying to copy a challenge on TV's Love Island, an inquest heard. She would also want to make sure the platform that being Merseyside Woman of the Year provides would be used to do good things in our region, which is why we are delighted to pass on that mantle to Laura Hughes. At the start, I didn’t really know how to handle it but I feel like now I am taking it on as a challenge and just trusting what I’ve worked on,” Austin said.

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