Real estate agent, 23 years old, breaks his back and dives into a pool at a Christmas party – and he can walk less than six months later
- Broker diving in a shallow pool can no longer walk six months later
- Charlie Lilley, 23, was at a Christmas party during work when the incident occurred
- His mother says that he is still in the hospital and that no long-term prognosis has been given
- A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Mr Lilley's recovery from Brisbane
A broker who dived upside down to a shallow pool during a Christmas party and shattered his spine, can no longer walk six months after the horrifying accident.
Charlie Lilley from Brisbane was at a Christmas party last December 15, when he broke his C6 vertebrae and suffered extensive spinal trauma.
Mr. Lilley, who worked for Ray White Sherwood real estate agents in southwest Brisbane, was originally told that he might never walk again.
Charlie Lilley (photographed) from Brisbane had been at a work party just 10 days before Christmas when he broke his C6 vertebrae and suffered extensive spinal trauma
Mr. Lilley's mother, Denise Lilley, who works as a hairdresser, said that doctors still have to confirm what the future will bring for her son, and that he is still in the care of Princess Alexandra Hospital.
& # 39; Charlie is still in the care of the PA spinal injury unit and a long-term prognosis has not yet been given & # 39 ;, said Ms. Lilley. The Courier Mail.
According to the GoFundMe page, designed to support the 23-year-old on his way to recovery, Mr. Lilley & # 39; was left with very limited use of his arms, no fine motor skills in his hands and no use of his lower limbs & # 39; .
The page also mentions that the accident has completely derailed his beloved career and his full, active and independent life.
Denise Lilley (pictured next to Mr. Lilley), who works as a hairdresser, said doctors still have to confirm what the future will bring for her son
Despite the life-changing injuries, the page says that Mr. Lilley remains positive while his family is comforted by the fact that he is still alive and has not suffered brain damage.
& # 39; Amazingly, despite this loss, Charlie still retains his charisma and charm & # 39 ;, read the page.
& # 39; Charlie & # 39; s world is a whole new one, but he is a hunter. His mantra is "I'm going to fight this." & # 39;
The page also states that & # 39; not much can be done to alleviate the emotional stress of the situation & # 39; but donations help & # 39; to ease things & # 39 ;, so Mr. Lilley de & # 39; best possible results & # 39; can achieve.
On the GoFundMe page it says that Mr. Lilley (right next to Mrs. Lilley) remains positive, while his family is comforted by the fact that he is still alive and has not suffered brain damage
Mr. Lilley (photo on the right) is still under the care of the PA spinal injury unit and no long-term prognosis has yet been provided, said his mother, Ms. Lilley.
& # 39; This platform has been set up because the long road ahead of us will be extremely difficult and expensive. We want Charlie and his family to know that they are not alone, & he said.
So far, the page has raised $ 80,560 from its $ 250,000 target.
Mrs Lilley said that the allocation of the money collected so far has yet to be determined.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mrs. Lilley for comment.
You can donate by visiting Charlie's & # 39; s Journey GoFundMe page.
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