I was driving to work. The intersection doesn't really have many signs and it's an old blocked off intersection so it's now a zigzag. I went straight across and hit the mound and basically catapulted like Dukes or Hazards and landed on my tail and then slipped for another 40 meters.
I refuse to hear that I was never going to walk again. The only thing I really wanted to do is have a set of legs that worked, so that would be my horses. And that's all I want to do is get on and ride. Four months after my accident, I went to a friend's house who had a little pony so I jumped on that.
My partner, Aaron has been there from day one. He stuck by me through this and gone through hell, watching me throw tantrums and be frustrated. And he's been a rock for me. He's been a rock for my horses. And without LSA supporting us, I think, it'll be a lot more pressure on him.
Oh, I was worried, what were we going to do? How are we going to survive? Oh, I try to be there as much as I can for her, but there's only a certain amount that I can be there for her, the rest is LSA. Yeah really, less stress for us. LSA, they've been like a dream come true from day of her accident.
If I hadn't had a Service Planner from LSA, I would be pulling my hair out because I've never been one to do paperwork, I've always been working with horses.
She's quite proactive so if she needs something, she'll make sure that she contacts me, but I also like to keep tabs and see how she's going and just touch base. We have a really good relationship. Krissie is quite remarkable. She has a complete spinal cord injury so she's a paraplegic from the waist down. So, she has been met with quite a lot of adversity and yet just obstacle after obstacle, she just keeps overcoming them.
I think without LSA in my life, it would be miserable. And I wouldn't be able to reach or look at any goals the way I have. They mean the world to me because they've made my world possible.