Beating the odds

WHEN Vanessa Liston’s Toyota Corolla crashed into a fully loaded log truck, the trajectory of the 18-year-old’s life completely changed.

She would not ride horses again, nor would she follow her friends to university.

Instead, she would spend four months unresponsive in intensive care units in Melbourne and Hobart, before waking to the realities of life with a severe brain injury.

Now 24, the Launceston woman has learnt to walk and move every part of her body again, though she still has trouble concentrating, remembering and moving around.

Read more on the website of The Examiner (Tasmania).