Peace activist Gill Hicks, who lost both legs from below the knee in the London bombings of 7th July, 2005, last Thursday gave birth to her first child at the age of 44 - Amelie - who she has called a 'precious miracle'.
Named Australian of the Year in the UK and awarded an MBE for her services to charity in establishing Making a Difference for Peace, a not-for-profit organisation which communicates the importance of our individual responsibility in creating a world in which extreme conflict is ended, Gill was not expected to survive after being severley and permanently injured in the Piccadilly line train explosion that killed 26 people.
Gill in a statement said: 'Amelie is a precious miracle and a symbol of all that was pure and innocent in life. We celebrate you, Amelie, for you are the embodiment of new beginnings, of brilliant intention and all that is wonderful and beautiful.'
Gill became one of the most recognisable faces of the 2005 tragedy and has since devoted her life to the cause of peace. She is an articulate, moving and profound speaker on the 'brilliance of humanity', detailing the love shown towards her by complete strangers who risked their lives to save hers.
Watch Gill's 2011 Ultimate Event Experience presentation 'One Unknown' in the video below.