profile: The trauma of such a tragedy is something that will never leave you. How are you today, and what is life like, 10 years on? brooke: My world stopped that day our car wrapped around the tree. I lost three friends, my injuries were massive, and it was incredibly hard to get back on my feet … it took years to even begin the road to recovery. Physically, there are still days when the pain from the injuries just won’t go away, but I’ve got my fitness back, and I’m amazed that I’m able to run and go to the gym. Emotionally, the recovery has been a difficult journey. For so many years my whole world has revolved around the crash, spending 10 years trying to get the message of road safety out there … I had no other drive other than to prevent it happening to other people. But recently I’ve been able to take a step back, figure out my life a little, and begin to heal.