Emma Carey, 23, started blogging about her recovery after becoming paralysed in a skydiving accident in Switzerland.
One year on… ???? On this day last year my life changed forever. I was in a skydiving accident which left me a paraplegic and I was told I would probably never walk again. This video shows just a few of my favourite moments from rehab ???? I’m so grateful for my progress but I think the most valuable lesson I can take from this experience is an emotional one. If you want to read about it in more detail you can check the ‘my story’ section on my blog. Link in bio ????
She was backpacking around Europe with her best friend in 2013 when it happened.
Problems deploying the parachute led Emma to land hard on her front with the instructor on her back.
The fall crushed her spinal cord and made Emma a paraplegic.
She spent three weeks in a Swiss hospital and underwent two surgeries before being flown back to Australia, only to spend three more months in a spinal unit.
It was during her time in hospital that she sought solace on social media. She trawled the web for anything or anyone to relate to, but found nothing.