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MetiNews.Com - A Scots man has been left paralysed after fracturing his spine in a horror accident. Philip McFadden was at a family BBQ in Kirkintilloch on June 20 when a mis
Breaking News ! A Scots man has been left paralysed after fracturing his spine in a horror accident. Philip McFadden was at a family BBQ in Kirkintilloch on June 20 when a mishap on a 6ft trampoline changed his life forever. The 36-year-old was playing with his niece shortly after families were allowed to meet outdoors for the first time since lockdown. He fell backwards on a trampoline causing him to smack his back on the ground. Philip now relies on his wheelchair to get around Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles Philip, from Muirhead, instantly knew something was seriously wrong when he realised he couldn't move his legs. The debt management manager said: "I was trying to get off the trampoline when I somehow managed to fall back onto it. The way I fell I landed right on my back which smacked the ground. I hit it with such a thud I felt like I had winded myself. "I was lying there and couldn't move. The pain was really intense. I thought I was moving my legs but when I looked I wasn't. "I also couldn't reach into my pocked to get my phone out. It was like my brain wasn't getting the signals I was sending. I knew what I wanted to do but I couldn't do it." Philip's worried husband Paul frantically phoned 999 when he realised he couldn't move his limbs. Philip was screaming in pain by the time paramedics arrived. He was given morphine and rushed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Philip and Paul on their wedding day last year Read More Related Articles He sustained a T-12 L1 fracture of his spine and underwent surgery at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) four days later. During the operation, doctors inserted metal rods into Philips back in a bid to repair the damage.
. Philip said he has not given up hope of walking again He was eventually moved to Glasgow's National Spinal Unit at the QEUH where he stayed for three months undergoing intense physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Medics told Philip he may regain some feeling and sensations back in his back and legs over time but they cannot say for definite what the prognosis is. His injuries have left him a predominant wheelchair user and he is having to discover a whole new normal. Read More Related Articles Philip was discharged from the unit on August 30. He and husband Paul must now renovated their home to accommodate Philip's wheelchair. Sadly Philip lost his dad John to liver cancer last week but said a promise he made to his father is spurring his recovery on. He said: "I told my dad I would continue to fight until I could walk again and that's what I'm going to do. "Since I got home it's been really hard, both physically and mentally. "I know I just can't give up hope, it's all I've got. "I'm trying my hardest to stay positive. "Yes there's days and moments when I get upset but I quickly have a word with myself. "This is my new normal and I'll keep fighting through it, for my dad and for myself." Philip's work colleagues have now set-up a fundraising page to help with his revcovery. Organiser Suzi Addison wrote: "We are looking to raise as much money as we can to help him with what he needs to live an independent life. "This includes a carbon wheelchair that would help him get about on his own, a mobility car and renovations to his house to make it more user friendly. "Philip is always the first person to help when you are in need, and we are looking to do the same and more for him. "Throughout this journey Philip has been nothing but positive, defying the doctors predictions and putting everything he has into his rehabilitation." To donate click here.
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