Courageous, brave and resilient. Three words that only begin to describe Emily Quattrocchi.
Following a 2018 car accident in her hometown of Euroa in Victoria, Emily was left with a T4 spinal injury and a minor brain injury.
One activity she had enjoyed prior to her accident was cheerleading. In 2019, after months in hospital and rehab, she returned to competition as a para-cheerleader. She hopes she can encourage more people with disabilities to join her in the sport she loves.
Also a passionate filmmaker and vlogger, her debut documentary Emily – you never give up has been shown at multiple film festivals in Australia and overseas. With a strength of purpose despite the challenges she has faced, Emily knows how important it is for women of all abilities to be included in discussions about women’s health.
Emily has said, “I am so happy to become an ambassador for Women’s Health Week and to share my story. It is so important for women of all abilities to be included in discussions about women's health.”
Read more about this year's Women's Health Week ambassadors here.