My Story

A big HELLO and welcome to my new website!

In 2004 during a night out with friends an incident occurred which transformed my life. Suddenly I was lying on the floor of a nightclub totally paralysed. I knew that something was terribly wrong when all I could do was blink, my friends were telling me to get up but I couldn’t. Paramedics arrived and took me to hospital where I had emergency surgery. After a six hour operation I was told by doctors that my spinal cord was damaged ie compressed.What followed was ten months of rehabilitation in a spinal unit miles away from my home. During this time my family and I decided to fight this situation all the way and do everything we can for me to WALK AGAIN. I feel so blessed and lucky to have such an amazing family and support of my best friends.

Since returning home I still work very hard to maintain my fitness, working with my physio five times per week. I retain my passion for the same things I had pre-injury namely travelling, fashion, music and glamour modelling too!

One of my key aims is to raise awareness of spinal cord injury and to raise funds for charities that will fund research for a cure for chronic spinal cord injury. The Daily Mail covered my story again this year to promote awareness. I am also a proud member of The Cure Girls. We are a group of women from all over the world who have a SCI and together are on a mission to make spinal cord injury curable. We write a blog and tell how life really is living with a SCI. You can follow us here on the Cure Girls Blog.

On March 3rd 2013 I did a SKYDIVE for Spinal Research and I raised over £3,000. It was an AMAZING experience and has turned me into a complete adrenaline junkie!!! My next challenge is to do a virtual cycle from L.A. to VEGAS on my FES bike, this is 264 miles. I will do this allowing myself four weeks to finish it. You can sponsor me on here on my Just Giving page.

Help me carry on Christopher Reeve’s legacy and The Cure Girl’s Mission..

LET’S FIND A REVERSAL FOR PARALYSIS!

Thanks so much for your support,

Lots of love

Lolly x