Marny Cringle’s life support was turned off after she sustained horrific injuries from being dragged under a train in the London underground in 1996.
She lived, had a leg amputated and then developed the killer brain infection meningitis.
Again, she lived but was told she would never work, never drive and be limited in what she could in life. None of this was an option.
Marny, 49, is harnessing her emotions and the anguish of the past 22 years, to write a book she hopes will inspire people and become a platform for entering the motivational speaking circuit.
Yes Marny can drive, play sport and continues to work as a nurse. “My life support was turned off because of my brain injuries. Doctors said my life would not be worth living,” Marny said. “Everyone was putting limitations on me but giving up was not an option.”
Through her book and speaking engagements, Marny tells how your life doesn’t end just because your circumstances change. “It’s about how you look at your situation - how you can do the best you possibly can.”
Seeded Australia’s No. 1 in wheelchair tennis, representing NSW in swimming, dressage and taking out numerous sport awards, Marny was invited to speak at numerous functions. “People have heard me speak and said afterwards how I helped them change their attitudes and outlook on life, she said.
“I don’t see triumph as overcoming tragedy, winning or being the best. It’s about believing in yourself and having the courage to move forward and achieve your goals, regardless of how big or small that quest may be,” Marny said. “I don’t look back with regret at doors that have closed in my life. If I did, I’d miss the ones that have opened for me.” Two big lessons she has learned are the power of goal setting and the importance of gratitude and a positive attitude. “You can set goals but you can’t control challenges life throws your way. However you can control your attitude, and with a positive attitude, you can overcome any obstacle.” Marny is still looking for an editor, publisher and photographer to help complete her book. She is also open for speaking engagements and can be reached at www.marnycringle.com.au.