Heartbreaking images show how brave ten-year-old girl struggles to communicate with her family by blinking after a freak horse accident that has paralyzed her
- Abbie Sweeper has had a terrible horse-riding accident that has paralyzed her
- Doctors have given her a coma in the past two weeks
- Her parents are confronted with high medical costs for the rehabilitation of their daughters
A 10-year-old girl has been left paralyzed and can only communicate by blinking after a bizarre riding accident.
Abbie Sweeper participated in an event on July 14 in the Lockyer Valley region of Queensland when her horse shot in an unexpected direction and she fell.
& # 39; It wasn't a quick fall, but because she was loose in the saddle, she came off and hit her head and got spinal cord damage and torn ligaments, & # 39; told family friend Tiffany Stubbs. Yahoo.
Abbie Sweeper participated in an event when her horse shot in an unexpected direction and she fell off forcing doctors to place them here in a coma that only allowed her to communicate by blinking
The experienced rider remained immobile while her parents, Amanda (41) and Russell Sweeper (48) and dozens of children watched.
Abbie was flown to the Queensland Children's Hospital and has been treated in the intensive care unit ever since.
Abbie has spent much of the past two weeks since her accident faded in and out of an induced coma while doctors tested her responses.
The young girl is seen in heart-wrenching photos that are trying to communicate with her parents, but has only been able to do so by blinking.
Despite her stabilizing condition, there is still much doubt as to whether she will ever be able to breathe or move independently again – with several months of healing ahead before her condition is fully understood
& # 39; She's out of the critical stage and she's going to live. But she will stay in IC for the next six months and receive 24-hour care, & Mrs. Stubbs said.
Despite her condition stabilizing, there is doubt as to whether she will ever be able to breathe or move independently again – with a few months of healing ahead before her condition is fully understood.
The horrific consequences of Abbie's accident are particularly shocking for her parents, who know that their daughter is a very energetic child with a great love for horses and Disney movies.
The talented young rider was seriously injured and remains in an induced coma at Queensland Children's & # 39; s Hospital
With nothing to do but wait for her recovery, her parents played her favorite Disney soundtracks at her bedside.
& # 39; She may never be able to do the things she loves, such as horse riding and cycling, and that is the most heartbreaking (for her parents). They know this is a long journey … It's just a matter of time and waiting, & Mrs. Stubbs said.
Abbie's parents are faced with months and possibly years of rehabilitation costs because they are desperately trying to get their young girl back to her normal condition.
Mrs. Stubbs has one GoFundMe page to reduce medical costs by $ 9,000 so far.
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