Australian Story - See How She Runs (Anne Garton)
Anne Garton is a young Queensland woman who set her sights high from an early age and consistently achieved outstanding results in the sporting, academic and professional arenas. Her childhood dream of a police career was underway when the stresses of emergency call-outs, triggered a devastating psychological collapse.
Severe and mysterious mental illness left Anne Garton and her family literally fighting for her life. She was suicidal and hospitalised and eventually diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder, a complex bundle of mental illnesses rooted in childhood trauma. At rock bottom and struggling for a lifeline, she wrote a list of challenges for herself. At the top of the list she wrote, 'compete in a triathlon'.
Australian Story accompanied her on the trip to the US as she battled through illness and financial and emotional obstacles towards the goal of just getting through the race.
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