Former Paralyzed Woman to Climb Mount Everest

On September 4, 2006, Australian doctor, Verena Doolabh, was shot in her spine while traveling in Jordan. The culprit was a gunman who opened fire on the tourist group Doolabh was traveling with. On March 10, 2008, Doolabh shared her story with the Australian newspaper, The Daily Liberal:

“Being a doctor the first thing that went through my head when I was shot was ‘I’m going to be in a wheelchair’,”

Unfortunately, her intuition was right. Doolabh was immediately paralyzed from the waist down. An immediate surgery to remove the bullet plus six months of intensive therapy, however, set her upon her feet again. Recalling her recovery, Doolabh said:

“I was very determined to get better no matter how hard it was,”

Now she is motivated to help others like her. She says that she feels she was given a second chance at life and wants to spend it in a worthy manner. In that stead, Doolabh has created an organization called Spinal Care Australia to raise money for research and to raise awareness of spinal injury and recovery.

“I want to be able to help and raise money and awareness for spinal research so that maybe one day in the future they can do more for spinal injury patients.”

To raise funds for her organization, the formally paralyzed Doolabh plans to climb to the Mount Everest base camp with her mother and four friends. She aims to raise $10,000 by doing so. As of yet, she has raised $3,200.

If you or a loved one have involved in accident that was someone else’s fault and have suffered a brain or spinal trauma, please call me at the The Law Office of Moseley Collins. We are waiting to help you.

God bless.



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