Limerick students document hurler’s paralysis struggle

first_imgPicture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILEA GROUP of final year media students in Mary Immaculate College have documented the moving story of former Cork dual player Jamie Wall and his recovery from a spinal injury.Jamie, a former student of the college, had enjoyed success as a major player in the Rebels 2010 All-Ireland minor football team that lost to Tyrone.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He also played for three years on the U-21 team, while also claiming a place on the 2012 and 2013 U-21 hurling squads.However he was cruelly struck down with a spinal injury in June of last year.After suffering from “a dull pain” in the middle of his back that quickly worsened, Jamie was diagnosed with an epidural abscess on the spine, which has since left him paralysed from the midriff down.The bravery demonstrated by Jamie in the documentary of his battle to resume at the very least the ability to walk has won him admirers all over the country.The makers of the documentary said: “Jamie has persevered as an inspirational and motivational character who never gives up and is constantly striving to get back to his full health.“Having to go through such adverse challenges yet maintaining and continuing in perseverance with an amazing positive attitude continues to not only inspire and touch those who know him but has also embraced the wider community with his passion and strength to keep battling forward.”To view the documentary, go to Jamie’s blog on Previous articleDo the Elephant WalkNext articleCycle to support school for the deaf John Keogh Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Facebook TAGSFriends of Jamie WallJamie WallMary Immaculate College Linkedin Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day NewsLimerick students document hurler’s paralysis struggleBy John Keogh – May 29, 2015 609 MIC Societies scoop four Board of Irish College Societies national awards Printcenter_img New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste WhatsApp Email Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more