Emma Carey: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

An extraordinary true story of resilience, courage, hope and finding lightness after the heaviest of landings.

From a terrible accident that left her paraplegic, Emma Carey has become an inspiration for hundreds of thousands online to live life to the fullest and remind us that if we can, we must.

There on that helicopter, somewhere over Switzerland on a Sunday in June, came the first tiny whisper. A voice that would carry me for years to come. ‘I’m going to be ok. There’s still joy here.

When Emma Carey was twenty, she fell from 10,000 feet and survived. In The Girl Who Fell From the Sky Emma tells us the inspirational story of how, through one of her greatest tragedies, she found her truest self.

From waking in the hospital a paraplegic to learning how to use her legs again, through the six-year long court case and now being finally free to make the most of her life, Emma teaches us the importance of courage and resilience.

This heartfelt book is more than a memoir, it’s a call to action that reminds us not to take our lives and abilities for granted – to live every day like it could be our last.

Emma Carey is an artist, speaker and aspiring writer from Canberra. After following her love for travel and adventure around the world, she found herself in Switzerland where an unexpected near-death experience completely altered her life.

Following the turbulence and transformation of her accident, she has been on a mission to share her unique story in hopes to inspire and enhance the lives of those around her. Writing has been a huge passion for Emma since she was young – writing a book whether it be fiction or non-fiction has always been a lifelong goal.

After her accident, she started writing diary entries to document what she was experiencing and began sharing some snippets of those thoughts and musing on her Instagram page – where she now has over 160 thousand loyal followers from around the world.

Emma now resides on the Gold Coast where she moved to create a fresh life for herself and spends her days drawing, writing, swimming, spending time with her people and soaking up her second chance at life.

“Emma Carey is a powerhouse. This book will change a lot of perceptions about what you think it’s like to live with disability.” – Dylan Alcott

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky is published by Allen & Unwin and available from all leading book retailers including Booktopia.

Image: The Girl Who Fell From the Sky – courtesy of Allen & Unwin