Quadriplegic whose mother was told to put her in a care home after she became paralysed at 18 sets up a rehab centre to help others…
A woman whose mother was told to put her in a care home after a car crash left her quadriplegic at just 18 has set up her own rehab centre.
Amanda Perla, now 29, of Orlando, Florida, broke her neck and almost completely severed her spinal cord when her friend fell asleep at the wheel in 2007.
The crash left Ms Perla a C6 incomplete quadriplegic - injured at the spinal cord near her neck and paralysed from the chest down.
After her mother was told by doctors there was nothing more they could do and Ms Perla - who is engaged - should be put in a home, the pair launched the rehab centre NextStep Orlando.