Daughter Of Andrew apos;Twiggy apos; Forrest Almost Killed In Jet Ski Accident
The daughter of mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest is lucky to be alive after she was flung 25 metres from a jet ski travelling at 70km/h - with doctors stunned she wasn't left quadriplegic.
Grace Forrest, 26, was knocked out cold when she was thrown from the watercraft she was riding with partner Brandon Clemens during a family holiday in [/news/indonesia/index.html Indonesia] this year.
Her mother, Nicola, told the [ ] it was the most terrifying experience of her life.
Grace, bali who was recently crowned [/news/western-australia/index.html Western Australia]'s 2021 Young Australian Of The Year, was unable to stand du lịch ba li without a walking frame for five weeks.
Grace Forrest (pictured) was knocked out after she was flung from a jet ski she was riding with her partner Brandon Clemens
The activist was unable to work at Walk Free, the anti-slavery foundation she co-founded, kynghidongduong.vn for two-and-a-half months.
'It was particularly scary for Brandon ... They were catapulted about 25m apart and when he came up, she was floating face down in the water,' Ms Forrest said.
'She was knocked out. It took a couple of days to get home and the neurologist we saw back here said he sees people every week that end up quadriplegic from jetski accidents ... It was a very close call.'
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Grace is the daughter of mining magnate Andrew 'Twiggy' Forrest (pictured)
Grace took to Instagram earlier this year to shed some light on her accident.
She shared her story to offer others advice on how to handle life at home during coronavirus lockdown.
'As someone who has already spent the first 2.5 months of 2020 on home rest due to my accident; creating, cooking and sharing is where I found joy when forced to stay still,' she said.
Grace, who was recently crowned Western Australia's 2021 Young Australian Of The Year, was left in a walking frame for five weeks (pictured with San Cisco member Jordie Davieson)
'If cooking doesn't interest you, swap potted herbs for succulents, indoor plants or flower pots to brighten your space and state of mind
The accident meant Grace was unable to attend several key events on behalf of Walk Free.
This included the World Economic Forum, which she spoke at in 2019.
The 26-year-old is the youngest appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Association of Australia.
She has spoken out about fast fashion, modern slavery and the impact it has on women.
Grace is on the board for the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and was one of ten global leaders in One Young World's Young Leaders Against Sexual Violence initiative.
Grace was unable to work at Walk Free, the anti-slavery foundation she co-founded, for two-and-a-half months
In May this year, Grace said vulnerable workers exposed to COVID-19 have been 'let down' by businesses and governments.
Walk Free Foundation cited a massive outbreak among migrants crammed into dormitories in Singapore under extended lockdown measures.
'If we leave these populations behind, it is absolutely morally wrong ... and it also creates incredible vulnerability to the entire population,' she said.
Grace is the daughter of billionaire Mr Forrest, who built his fortune in mining after founding Anaconda Nickel Ltd, now known as Minara Resources, in 1994, before founding Fortescue Metals Group in 2003.
Mrs Forrest and her husband chair 'modern philanthropic organisation', Minderoo Foundation, which funds numerous projects including cancer research and fire and flood resilience.
The mother-of-three said she was proud to have raised 'healthy, functioning children who are giving back'.
Their son Sydney is studying at university while their other daughter, Sophia, is an actress currently on set in Byron Bay for Gracie Otto's new movie Seriously Red.
Grace's more said she was proud to have raised 'healthy, functioning children who are giving back'.
[ Nicola Forrest reveals daughter Grace suffered ‘close call' 70km/h jetski accident on family holiday | The West Australian]