Ex-NRL player Alex McKinnon and his wife, teacher Teigan McKinnon, have today announced that they are expecting their first child.
The couple each shared the news on their Instagram accounts, with Teigan writing, “So overwhelmed with joy to finally announce Baby Mckinnon is coming soon”.
In March 2014, when he was just 22, Alex McKinnon suffered a devastating spinal cord injury which left him a quadriplegic. Just two weeks later, he proposed to long-term partner Teigan, and they were married in October 2017.
Six months after his surgery, Teigan became Alex’s full-time carer. She was just 20 years old at the time.
When announcing their engagement, Alex wrote, “When life throws you struggles respond with a smile”.
“This girl is my soldier, I am truly overwhelmed with the support and wishes from everybody in the rugby league society and the community at large. Your ongoing support will never be forgotten,” he said.