A talented Bath ballet dancer who suffered serious spinal injuries after a broken neck in a street assault has set up a charity to help other injured dancers. 20 year old Jack Widdowson defied medics who feared he would never walk again after the attack in 2011. He has now set up a charity with his parents called Dance Again. They want to raise £50,000 to pay for dance medicine specialists and a physiotherapist at the new NHS Sports Injury Clinic opening at the Royal United Hospital in Bath this autumn.
"To be told that he may never be able to walk again, let alone dance, was heartbreaking.
"We had to do whatever we could to give him a fighting chance to regain as much movement as possible."
"We are so grateful he made such a great recovery, that now we want to make available to other dancers what we were able to put in place for Jack - hence the charity."
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