2007. First edition, first printing. A fine, unmarked copy.
Ten days before Christmas. A room of children, napping on mattresses in their day care centre, waiting for Santa to arrive. ItÃ�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�s a peaceful scene. Until a car crashes through the doors at head height, smashing into the midst of the sleeping children. The engine revs faster and faster; flames lick the ceiling. Incredibly, no child was killed at the Roundhouse Daycare Centre on 15 December 2003. But Sophie Delezio bears the legacy of that day written on her body. Sophie suffered third-degree burns to 85 per cent of her body in the fire. She lost both feet, some fingers, and her right ear. Her survival was a miracle to many. The public took Sophie to their hearts, touched by her tragedy and her indomitable will to live. Two years later, the unthinkable happens - Sophie is hit by a car, and once again left with near-fatal injuries. Yet again, she defies the odds and survives. SophieÃ�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�s Journey traces the path of this remarkable young girl. It is told through the words of the many people who have helped her, supported her and loved her - friends and family, hospital staff, emergency workers and high-profile supporters. The voice of SophieÃ�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�s parents, Ron and Carolyn, runs through the story, describing the twists and turns of their journey so far. SophieÃ�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�s Journey tells of a childÃ�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�s resilience, of the choice between life and death, and of a strength that prevails through suffering. From being an ordinary little girl, Sophie Delezio is now 'AustraliaÃ�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�s angel'.