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14 August 2020

Getting a Grip with Adelaide Stratton

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This episode explores how a young woman responded when a holiday of a lifetime ended in disaster when she was badly injured in the 2016 Nice terror attacks.

“I didn’t actually know what had happened until many, many hours after the fact but I had gone from this jovial exciting time to waking up lying on the ground. I could see some stars and I could also see a strangers face hovering over me."

When asked about how her life has changed:

“My life is quite different, but I am still the same person. I do have quite a different outlook on things now. The Adelaide before this terrorist attack, before facing death and surviving was probably a little shallow, a little caught up in the small stuff. I cared a lot about how I was perceived in the world, whereas now I have kind of realised it is really important to do what makes you happy rather than trying to fill the mould of what you think you should be doing.”

To hear what Adelaide Stratton has to say about overcoming significant trauma and personal challenges, listen to Julian Leeser MP’s podcast, Getting a Grip with Adelaide Stratton.