On the 10th September 2016 I was training on our backyard trampoline when I under rotated a double front flip and landed awkwardly on my head breaking my neck in 4 different places and suffering a spinal-cord injury.
It took 6 ambulance officers 1 hour to get me off the trampoline. I was then rushed to the Alfred hospital in a helicopter for a 7 hour operation where they put me back together using 8 screws a titanium plate and part of my hip bone.
I spent 11 days in the intensive care unit (ICU) where the amazing nurses and doctors worked hard to keep me alive and teach me how to breathe again.
I spent 2 weeks at the Austin Hospital where I started my rehabilitation, this is where I was first well enough to get out of bed into an electricity wheelchair for short amounts of time. While I was there I also had to relearn how to feed myself and brush my teeth.
I was at the royal talbot rehabilitation centre for 5.5 months learning to do everyday tasks again. I had to learn how to get myself in and out of bed, dress myself and use a manual wheelchair. I spent this time learning new skills and getting my body stronger.