dear molly sums up all things good about women: Strength, support, loyalty, courage and friendship are what the name dear molly means for me.
You see my best friend is called Melissa, shortened often to Molly. We’ve been best friends since we were 12 years old.
There’s nothing out of the ordinary about our friendship, but at the age of
The accident changed me physically and emotionally in ways I never thought possible, with repercussions that were unimaginable.
I learnt very quickly about the true meaning of friendship -about what it means to have people around you, who love and support you, who care for you, and who cheer for you.
No better example of a friend can be this:
Melissa and I, some many months after my accident, are out together. We are crossing a road in Sydney. As
Weighted down by the casts and bandages that cover my legs, my broken
The shuffle, which I just manage, gets me to the edge of a road and suddenly I freeze. I know it’s going to take me minutes to cross the smallest of distances and I’m almost waiting with bated breath for a car or worse, a truck, to come at me.
Melissa senses my fear and without hesitation, steps out and says in her loud school teacher voice: ‘You’ve already been hit. I’ll take the next hit for you’.
She crosses in front of me onto the busy road, holding up her hand to stop any cars that are coming towards us. I smile at her, we laugh. Hell, if we didn’t laugh we would have cried and we make it across the road.
Fast forward 17 years and here we are - both married, with kids, full lives and still best friends. When I came to name this site, there was no better fit for me.
That loyalty, that type of friendship, that support, that understanding, that level of social connection is something which I hope you all find here at dear
Clare Sultmann is a wife, mother of 3 and the founder of Dear Molly.
As a surviver of a catastrophic accident, former barrister at