By Lisa Davies
'If there is something i have realized it really is that the excitement in lifestyles is doing what people say you can't.' - LAUREN HUXLEY
It used to be a surprising crime that made headlines round Australia.
An blameless younger lady, violently attacked in her kin domestic by means of a complete stranger and left to die. crushed again and again and soaked with petrol as her domestic burned, Lauren Huxley's lifestyles used to be striking through a thread.
Lauren's conflict to outlive triggered an outpouring of public love and aid. The crime was once so terrible, so mindless, a person who examine the assault could not aid considering: how may well I endure a person I enjoyed to move via this?
For her father Patrick, mom Christine and sister Simone it was once like being plunged into hell. medical professionals gave Lauren just a 5 percentage probability of survival. Her accidents have been one of the worst that they had ever visible, so awful that she used to be slightly recognisable.
But these insurmountable odds counted for little opposed to the Huxley family's...
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If her attacker was planning to strike again, he need only give The Daily Telegraph a cursory glance or listen to a radio station like 2GB once a day and he would know generally how she was faring. At the very least, he would know she was still alive, but could not possibly know to what extent her memory of the events had been damaged, if at all. Ultimately, Lauren could have woken up from her induced coma and told police everything and identified her attacker from a line-up of suspects. He had no way of knowing that she might never be able to do that.
But what seized her with dread as she flung herself out of the car and sprinted towards her front gate was just one thought: Where’s Lauren? A FEW SUBURBS away, 21-year-old hairdresser Simone Huxley heard her mobile phone ringing out the back of the salon. She ignored it; she was cutting a young boy’s hair and focusing on finishing the job. When she checked the phone a few minutes later, she saw she’d missed two calls—one from a number she didn’t recognise, and one from her father. Simone got calls from strangers a lot—clients who had referred friends to her for haircuts—so she didn’t think much of it.
In an almost trance-like state, he gravitated towards the newsagency wanting to read what had been written about his daughter. ’ It was not a question; it was a statement of fact. Pat replied softly, ‘Yes, it is. ’ Obviously taken aback, the woman could only repeat three words: ‘I’m so sorry.