After a long coma, Lydia Truglio Beaumont rebuilds herself through writing and motorcycles
French rider Lydia Truglio-Beaumont, seriously injured last year in a crash on a motorcycle during the Africa Eco Race, is courageously recovering from a long coma … Editor of an online motorcycle magazine, motorcycle host for children, speed pilot at the Rehm Race Days, she has just published her autobiography.
Seriously, riding her 2005 "princess" CRF450, Lydia Truglio-Beaumont is courageously recovering from a long coma … Now registered for (fourth in Mugello and second in Misano on her), she is the editor of and ensures the motorcycle animation for children in a summer camp in the Loire.
On the occasion of the release of his book "", Site wanted to know more about his physical and mental reconstruction.
MNC: How did you get the idea for this book? ?
Lydia Truglio-Beaumont : It was my doctor, Doctor F., who asked me … That’s the only reason! Without him, I would never have thought about it. I guess that was part of my healing. He is neurologist director of the two hospitals in Nice and I wrote it under proofreading and validation by my neurologist, my neuropsy and my orthoptist.
MNC: What was your goal in writing it ?
L. T.-B. : Thank him for everything he has done and continues to do for me and my health, as well as helping all road accident victims. Without him and all the doctors (38 doctors!) Who take care of me, I would never have come back like this and I will still be hospitalized…
MNC: How was your fall during the Africa Race ?
L. T.-B. : I lost all of my memory in this crash, but according to what I was told I received a huge pebble of almost 30 cm in the head, rejected by the tires of a truck , before being thrown off the bike and exploding into a wall 8 meters away and temporarily lying down. It was a simple fact of race related to my "gardening" (lol), with the dramatic and terrible consequences to overcome…
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MNC: How long were you in a coma and then in rehabilitation ?
L. T.-B. : 5 days in "natural" and 14 days in "supernatural", then convalescence of one year in hospital then one year at home in day hospital. I am still followed in neurology and physiotherapy in a private practice in Nice for another three to five years.
MNC: Have you found a taste for life like Julien Toniutti, also victim of a serious motorcycle accident in a rally raid? ?
L. T.-B. : Not really … I find the desire to live only when I am in my biker world, on my motorcycle, in a speed competition … The little pleasure that I found, it is thanks to BMC who m ‘always welcomes at the top and a few other sponsors. Otherwise, I also had the taste to live when I was on a motorcycle with the REHM and the incredible solidarity towards me from the Italians who came to see me on the starting grid. But otherwise, once I take my helmet off, it’s "hard hard"…
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MNC: But you’re riding a motorcycle again today !
L. T.-B. : Yes, the motorcycle is my life! Living without it is impossible, it is my oxygen. I still have fun saying my personal saying: "she is me, I am her, she is my oxygen" … I am also a motorcycle animator with my little wolves of love in a summer camp.
MNC: What are your new projects ?
L. T.-B. : Continue to heal myself while trying to drive my beautiful in Europe on the MotoGP circuits and training with BMC Moto, despite my new head of linnet and my new vision at half mast. And take a job as an employee to finance my passion "motorcycle".
MNC: What do you say to bikers who have suffered a serious fall like you? ?
L. T.-B. : To always keep hope, to believe in life and in yourself … This is the conclusion of my book. Whatever happens to you, never give up !
"Beyond the coma, my fight: to be reborn or to give up?"
- Author: Lydia Truglio-Beaumont
- Publication date: June 21, 2019
- Print version: € 12.90
- Digital version: € 9.99
- Dimensions: 13.3 x 20.3 mm
- Number of pages: 112
- Collection: Memoirs, Testimonies
- ISBN: 978-2-7547-4532-1
- Topics covered: testimonials, motor sports, autobiographies, off-road motorcycle, coma, healing, convalescence, combat, accident, motorcycle, rally, courage
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