THE family of young Catholic Ingham woman Amy Aquilini, severely injured when her quad bike hit a tree, have spoken of “little miracles” happening every day as their daughter continues her recovery.
Amy’s mother Vanessa said she wanted everyone praying for the recovery of 21-year-old Amy “to know their prayers are working”.
“The response has been amazing,” she said.
“Members of the Ingham parish community visiting Rome have contacted us to say they’ll be lighting candles in the Vatican for Amy.
“In Westminster Abbey, prayers have been offered for her recovery.”
Amy was rushed to the intensive care unit at Townsville Hospital after being found unconscious near a creek on a road outside Ingham in the early hours of Saturday, September 14.
Amy was treated at the scene for multiple injuries before she was taken to Ingham Hospital, and later flown to Townsville Hospital.
The family’s call for prayer, following fears for Amy’s survival, led to hundreds of people in the community showing their support.
More than 1000 people joined a Facebook group called “Aquo’s Page” in Amy’s honour, and a candlelight vigil was held in Rotary Park, Herbert St, Ingham.
Prayers for Amy’s recovery were also reported to be offered in places all over the world including Nicaragua, Ireland, Malaysia, New York and the Middle East.
“We the Aquilini family want to ask God’s blessings on every family around the world who’s praying for Amy,” Mrs Aquilini said.
“We also ask for the prayers to continue.
“Little miracles are happening all the time with Amy … but even little miracles take time.”
The Aquilini family are long-time Ingham parishioners with Mrs Aquilini involved in the organisation of the annual Catholic debutante ball and primary and secondary school fetes.
The parish has called for ongoing prayers for the family.