A true inspiration

This is a picture is of 19 year old Jack Widdowson, a highly talented dancer who was left paralysed from the neck down after being mugged after a night out in Cardiff last November.

Now it bad enough for anyone to think of spending their life in a wheelchair as a quadraplegic, but can you imagine how much worse that would be for a young man who lives, eats, sleeps and breathes dancing.

Well, today Jake returns to the stage – not in a wheel chair but as a dancer.

Jake was told there that he would never walk again let alone dance, but thanks to the skills of the surgeons and his sheer strength of will he has forced is way back. Even his father described his recovery as ‘truly astonishing’ – and he should know because he’s a doctor.

He went on, “It’s literally unbelievable that we would get this far.

“We didn’t know what the outcome was going to be but we thought we’d make sure he had the best opportunity to get him to have a chance of having that recovery – when he wasn’t able to move his muscles we were able to move them for him to make sure they didn’t get stiff or reduce his range, which obviously for somebody in that field, performing at that level, needs that suppleness.”

I find this story truly insprational…


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