I was an active sporting girl. I have a twin sister who I did everything with. I loved horses and lived for them. Working with all sorts of different horse disciplines, I fell in love with Polo, a wonderful sport. In 1995 it was just a normal day; we went to work, got our ponies down to the match. The horse I was on reared, exceptionally high and fell over backwards and landed on me. My back broke when I hit the floor, and then the horse stood on my leg and broke that too.
I was taken to the nearest hospital and had metal rods put into my back. I then moved to Stoke Mandeville. This accident left me paraplegic.
I didn’t stop living, I’m doing all I can, I’m married to a wonderful husband, Steve and have an amazing son, Milo who I had after the accident. My husband and son have never seen me walk.
I believe a Cure for spinal cord injury is on the horizon and I think we need to all push for that to come as soon as possible.
My aim is to somehow walk again, to join Steve and Milo on the beach that is just down the lane from the back of our home.
I more than anything want to get married again so I can walk down the aisle.
A cure is what we need to make these dreams possible, so together as Cure Girls we will fight until there is a Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Cure.