It was only four years ago that long jumper Brooke Stratton missed the Glasgow Commonwealth Games with a stress fracture in her back.
Disaster looked to have struck again when in September 2017 as doctors discovered stress factures in her foot.
The 24-year-old is used to training through the pain but it got to a point where she was unable to run.
Stratton was set to be out of for an extended period of time with the Commonwealth Games being all but out of reach.
"I was told by the doctors we would have to see how things went, the recovery went better than I hoped and I got back into training quicker," she said.
"I still wasn't certain towards the end of last year if I would be here, I did everything I could, i did my rehab and here I am with a silver medal."
With a silver medal draped around her neck, Stratton smiles ear to ear as on her sixth and final jump she went 6.77m, only 7cm behind gold medalist Christabel Netty of Canada.
Stratton was sitting in the silver medal position alongside English athlete Shara Proctor but her final jump saw her go 2cm ahead of her English rival.
"It means everything," she said.
"I would have loved to win the gold but the silver just feels as special and I was just so excited to be out there tonight and have my family and friends in the crowd supporting me as well as the rest of Australia," Stratton added.
It was an emotional moment as she embraced her family, including her dad, who is her coach before doing a lap of honour.
"I'm a pretty emotional person and my family were in the crowd watching so to have them there watching is special," Stratton said.
"I don't think he (her dad) said anything, I think he was tearing up himself.
"It is so special having my father coach me and we've made it work for all these years," she said.
And after everything that happened with the missing Glasgow Games, she was proud to have finally made her Commonwealth Game debut on home soil.
"It makes is a little bit more special having missed Glasgow and to have it in Australia as well, I can't explain how it felt to be out there and having everyone get behind me," Stratton said.