Tragedy as a 32-year-old high-flying corporate woman is left a partial quadriplegic with no feeling in her hands and feet after a skiing accident on a work trip
- Tess Moroney was on a work-related trip in France when tragedy struck her
- A skier cut in front of her on the slopes, causing her to hit a hard bank of snow
- The Sydney-based corporate woman herniated two discs into her spinal cord
- Her mother, Carolinda Witt, is trying to raise money for Tess’ recovery
Tess Moroney was on a dream work trip in Chamonix, France, when tragedy struck.
The Sydney-born career woman was skiing down the world renowned Mont Blanc mountain when another skier cut in front of her, forcing her to ‘take evasive action’.
She was flung forward, hit a hard bank of snow, and herniated two discs into her spinal cord.
That was July in 2018.
The Sydney-born career woman was skiing down Mont Blanc mountain when another skier cut in front of her, forcing her to ‘take evasive action’ (pictured before and after the accident)
Miss Moroney is now an incomplete tetraplegic (quadriplegic) suffering from major neuropathic (meaning nerve) pain and chronic neck pain.
She also had the the frightening experience of losing all sensation in her hands and feet and has had to learn to walk and use her limbs again.
‘Tess has since undergone two major surgeries to remove the herniated discs, decompress major swelling and prevent further damage to her spinal cord,’ her mother, Carolinda Witt, wrote on a Gofundme page.
‘Although she can walk, Tess (left) has problems with balance and has to be very careful on uneven surfaces as well as stairs and ramps,’ her mother wrote
Miss Moroney is now an incomplete tetraplegic (quadriplegic) suffering from major neuropathic (meaning nerve) pain and chronic neck pain (pictured right)
‘She has recently completed eight weeks of intensive in-house physiotherapy at a spinal rehabilitation centre to restore whatever nerve function she can.
‘Although she can walk, Tess has problems with balance and has to be very careful on uneven surfaces as well as stairs and ramps.
‘Tess’s biggest challenge is to restore function in her arms and hands and to cope with the intense burning neuropathic nerve pain in her fingers and hands.’
At just 32 years of age Miss Moroney undoubtedly has her whole life ahead of her, but needs financial help to build a sustainable future.
‘Tess is a fighter, with many dreams to fulfill. She is filled with purpose and intention to help others benefit from her experience – and fully intends to do so,’ her mother commented.
At just 32 Miss Moroney (right) undoubtedly has her whole life ahead of her, but needs financial help to build a sustainable future
‘For those of you who don’t know Tess, she is the sort of girl who lights up a room.
‘Her kindness and willingness to help others, her infectious laughter, imagination, sunny disposition, determination and sheer ability in everything she does, makes her a leader and an inspiration to so many people.
‘If you need someone to hold your hand, cry on your shoulder, receive incredibly wise advice or pull together the biggest event at the highest level – Tess is the first person you would call.
‘There are many obstacles that Tess will have to overcome in returning to normal life, and any donation, both small and large will be most gratefully accepted.’