Star younger Australian jockey Leah Kilner has listed her horrific injuries after a shocking fall throughout a race in July put her in a coma.
The 24-year-old was thrown off her filly Stella Flip throughout a race at Grafton in NSW on July 3 and was then trampled by different horses.
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Footage reveals the horse’s entrance legs buckle whereas operating at full tempo, sending Kilner hammering into the turf, placing her life in danger.
Stella Flip was euthanised after the race and Kilner went right into a coma at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.
However this week, Kilner walked out of hospital after being launched.
Now, after flirting with death, she has shared her journey to this point for the reason that terrible incident.
“Wow who knew I’d be legitimately walking out of here and Alive!” she wrote on Instagram.
“I bet if you asked those around me in the first couple of days it may have been a grave ‘I’m not sure …’
“July 3rd turned my life upside down…I’m just so grateful and feel lucky that I’m here to tell the crazy story and thankful for all the people that have been here to support me and all the people that have sent a message, a prayer, anything at all, it’s all helped!”
She has come a great distance since July 3 and is now finishing her rehab at house, however she acknowledged there was “still a very long way to go”.
“Apart from the severe head/brain trauma I had a collar bone snapped in 3, broken ribs, a small fracture in the ankle, my whole left side extremely weak and still tingly, even a closed left eye, which has me left with only 25% vision and we won’t forget the post-traumatic amnesia”, she stated.
“To see people have called me strong, brave, an inspiration and even a miracle is really unbelievable, I would have never called myself those things.
“But when I hear the first stories and see where I am now, I guess I really have come a long way and if I can some day help anybody and inspire them to keep pushing I will be happy if I can do it, so please if anyone needs help reach out!”