Infuse Issue 7 March 2019 | Page 18

Images courtesy of Amy Nevin Seizing The Day Amy Nevin Continues Holly Butcher’s Legacy L ast year, Dietitian Connection established a new accolade, the Carpe Diem Award. The Carpe Diem Award was created to honour the legacy of Brisbane-based dietitian, Holly Butcher, and is awarded annually. Holly left us all way too early when she passed away in January 2018 from Ewing’s Sarcoma. Yet she also left an incredible gift behind: a candid and refreshing letter to the world. In it, she shares her insights as the end of her life approaches, reflects on the fleeting beauty of life – and, of course, reminds us to “Carpe Diem”. Holly’s words have since been shared on millions of time via social media because they speak universally to us as humans. This year’s winner – chosen by Holly’s family from a pool of very deserving nominations – was Brisbane-based rehabilitation dietitian, Amy Nevin. © Dietitian Connection Amy’s nomination stood out…for going above and beyond the basic call of duty (special trips to the supermarket) and always asking and understanding what the patient wants during treatment – both, areas that Holly herself was passionate about. Infuse spoke with Amy on her award win, and Holly’s legacy. Amy, thank you for continuing Holly’s legacy. What was your reaction in learning you would be the 2019 recipient of the Carpe Diem award? It was an incredibly humbling way to start the new year; almost like a big hug reassuring me that I am exactly where I should be. 18 Infuse | March 2019