Graphic: Alysia Cawthorn
Flying Doctor Podcast #54:
Alysia Cawthorn was 15 when she had gone out with her sister and friend on a late Friday night in North West Tasmania. Despite being under the influence of alcohol, and having no licence to drive, Alysia jumped into the driver's seat. Just a short while later she lost control of the vehicle and it violently rolled, throwing her sister and friend from the car.
Alysia who had also not been wearing a seatbelt, went through the driver's side window and had her entire torso crushed and severely cut with the remaining glass.
Her parents were told there was a 1% chance of survival.
In this podcast, Alysia reflects on how her life was saved, the trauma journey over the last 12 years, her recovery, and lessons learned.
Warning: This podcast is not for the faint-of-heart and discretion is needed as the detail could be triggering or upsetting.
Alysia's recovery has been a long and slow one.
Alysia talks bluntly about her lessons learned, and reflecting on how her actions as a 15 year old have impacted her life so heavily over the last decade.