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It's a miracle she can string words together

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It's a miracle she can string words together

Push for School Bus Seatbelts

 

Parent groups representing children at both state and private schools in Victoria will band together to lobby the government in advance of the 2014 state election to mandate seatbelts.

 

The campaign comes after 10-year-old schoolgirl Emily Blake suffered brain damage in a bus crash near Warrnambool in 2009 and six-year-old Shayla Perry was injured last year when a bus braked sharply near Alexandra.

 

Emily's mother, Susan Blake, said her daughter was in hospital for 10 months.

 

''With brain injury you lose everything, she went back to babyhood,'' she said.

 

''She couldn't feed herself, she couldn't talk or walk, she couldn't control her bodily functions. It's a miracle she is actually stringing two to three words together now and it's three years down the track.''

 

Parents Victoria executive officer Gail McHardy said the issue was even more timely given the government this year gave preps free storybooks stressing the need for greater road safety awareness....

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The original article was produced by  The Border Mail.

 

To view the rest of this article, visit The Border Mail Website.

http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/1281254/its-a-miracle-she-can-string-words-together-push-for-school-bus-seatbelts/?cs=2452

 

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