Tara tells of her riding accident and her fundraising
I fell from my horse and broke my neck in July 2014.
Lying in a field, surrounded by open countryside, there was no way a normal ambulance could have reached me and, undiscovered as I had been for five and a half hours, time was of the essence. The air ambulance saved my life.
Now, I find myself tetraplegic and in a wheelchair, paralysed from the chest down so I have a first-hand understanding of the absolute devastation to a life an injury like this can cause. As such I believe very passionately in the work of Spinal Research to fund a cure into spinal-cord injury.
Previously considered medically impossible, the last few years have seen some big breakthroughs in this area and more money is needed to keep pushing the frontiers of science.