After the accident, he had a six-hour surgery and spent the next six months in the hospital and rehabilitation.
"I was so sick with worry. Eventually they rang and said he had a
from hitting the bench which had caused a spinal cord injury and wouldn't know the extent of the injuries until they had done surgery and done tests," she said.
Her partner has not recovered from the accident and is paralysed from the T1 level down - corresponding to nerves affect muscles, upper chest, mid-back and abdominal muscles.The couple have been told a full recovery is highly unlikely.
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