It’s a name that’s imprinted into the nation’s collective memory. And last week the little girl who had the whole country behind her – has started high school.
It was almost ten years ago when two-year-old Sophie Delezio suffered third degree burns to 85% of her body and the amputation of both of her legs, after she was trapped under a burning car that crashed into her Fairlight child care centre.
Three years later, tragedy struck again. Sophie was involved in another horrific accident when she was hit by a car at a pedestrian crossing on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Sophie suffered a heart attack, a broken jaw, a broken shoulder, bruising to her head, numerous rib fractures and a tear to her left lung. How her little body was able to handle so much trauma stunned the medical community.