British gap year student paralyzed after bison attack in US state park


“I remember feeling the pressure on my hip, my hip being pushed back, and I remember the feeling of flying in the air and going headlong,” she told KOTA-TV from her hospital bed in Rapid City, where she’s been. stay since the attack seven weeks ago.

“The bison kept hanging around and its hooves were right over my head. It’s a miracle I even lived until the ambulance arrived, let alone saved my life and my leg,” she added.

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However, due to nerve damage, she is paralyzed below the left knee.

“I actually have no movement in my foot. I can’t walk without a walker or crutches. I can’t walk far, about 20 meters, and I’ve been ready for a long time,” she said.

Her mother and father have been bedridden and want to raise the £140,000 needed to transfer their daughter to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and to pay for specialist treatment.

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