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This Woman Was Dumped Five Days After Being Paralysed and Has Now Found Love and Can Walk

By KK Angus, 3 April 2018


In 2015, Riona Kelly a mother of four suffered a massive spinal stroke. After she was declared to be paralysed, another unthinkable tragedy struck. Her husband left her and her kids. But Riona is clearly a survivor and her story will make you fight your own way out of a messy situation.

Not only did Riona survive and can now walk and exercise, but has also found a man who she loves, trusts and respects, and has a successful career. So, what happened? Let’s find out.

1The tragedy

In March 2015 Riona suffered a spinal stroke. The mother of four was struck with the tragedy, out of the blue. Things got really grim when she discovered she was paralysed from the waist down and doctors told her that she will probably never walk again. At just 37 with four children and a husband, all Riona could see was darkness.

spinal stroke

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2It got worse

At trying times like these people rely on their immediate family. And Riona's husband of 14 years turned out to be quite an unfortunate man as he abandoned Riona and the kids just five days after Riona's analysis, at a time when they needed him the most. When this story went viral people were horrified at Riona's husband’s behaviour especially since he left Riona with four young children to take care of in her condition.

Rionas family

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3No other family


It was reported that Riona had no near and dear ones with her except her children, now that her husband had left her. She had to rely on the hospital staff to recuperate and get back home. The only other person who helped Riona was her friend Sarah who became like family to her and helped her through the four months in the hospital.

Riona  during recovery day

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4Double trouble

While Riona reeled under the effects of her diagnosis, she also had to deal with the fact that her marriage had broken up. The physical and mental toll on her and her children were immense. She was clearly in need of some counseling but getting well physically was her first order of business, for the sake of her children at least.

during recovery days

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5She was depressed

Riona almost wanted to end her life as doctors were determined that she would never be able to walk again. But she found a will to defy it all. She began looking for someone who can help her with physical therapy so that she can at least attempt to get better. She also put up Facebook posts looking for personal trainers.

Riona Kelly

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