Darren

Darren, 32, a trainee chef from Lewisham, South London has defied the odds – and professional expectation – to walk unaided nine years after a freak accident left him paralysed. Darren was enjoying a night out in London in 2009 when he was caught in crossfire: the gunshot wound to his spine left him paralysed from the waist down.

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Georgina

Christmas is a time for celebrating with family but in 2019 it was a very special one for Georgina (27) when she drove to her family home in Salisbury from where she now lives in Merthyr Tydfil. It will be the first time she makes this journey independently since a life-changing car accident in March 2017 left her paralysed from the waist down.

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James

Father of one James, 36, from Shoreham-by-Sea had the shock of his life on October 5, 2018 in a freak Olympic Weightlifting accident when performing a dynamic ‘snatch’ lift, the bar came down on his spine immediately paralysing him from the waist down. One year on, James has regained his strength and fulfilled his aim of lifting his two-year-old son – and lifting weights once again.

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Clint

Clint, 49, a police officer from Dunstable, nearly lost his life on January 15, 2016 in a motorcycle accident which left him with a broken neck, broken upper right arm and right shoulder, broken ribs, two punctured lungs, lacerations in his liver and multiple bleeds on his brain. Clint ‘died’ three times at the scene before being airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital.

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Gee

Gee, 22, is making huge progress at Neurokinex – but the gains in her confidence, resilience and sense of social acceptance are every bit as important to her as the gains in her physical capabilities. Gee was just shy of her 18th birthday when she suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury in her neck when she fell backwards off a swing in a freak accident on September 22, 2016.

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