A Sydney woman has found herself in hospital in Spain after an ornament weighing 100 kilograms fell directly on her head.
Siobhan Quinn was just one day from moving to London to work as a radiographer on Wednesday when the tragic accident stopped her in her tracks.
She was left with four fractured vertebrae, and her mother Erica told 7 News doctors also found several compound fractures in her neck and spine.
The 26-year-old can wiggle her toes, and medical staff believe her vertebrae is intact, but she has lost the ability to walk.
Siobhan (left) was holidaying with her boyfriend Cameron (right) in Majorca, Spain, when an ornament weighing 100kg fell on her head
The 26-year-old woman has been left with four fractured vertebrae and compound fractures in her neck and spine
She had been holidaying in Majorca with boyfriend Cameron Danzey.
Cameron has had to set up a GoFundMe to help raise funds for her medical treatment and trip home, as her travel insurance had just expired.
Siobhan, known as Shiv to her friends, had stopped underneath a beach boardwalk as Cameron went to find a bathroom.
The ornament – described as a pot plant by Erica – which was sitting on the boardwalk, was knocked over, falling straight onto the Sydney woman and crushing her.
Siobhan had stopped under a boardwalk to wait for Cameron when the ornament was knocked off the walkway and onto her
While doctors believe her spinal cord is still intact, she is currently unable to walk and her mother Erica says she is in a ‘hell of a lot of pain’
Cameron’s efforts at fundraising have so far been incredibly successful. In less than 24 hours, $21,980 has been donated towards their $60,000 goal.
He explained on the GoFundMe page he was hoping to ease the strain on both Siobhan and her family as she began to recover.
‘We ask anyone who knows shiv and understands how much of a beautiful human she is, to help her get back on her feet and help the financial stress for both her family and herself,’ he wrote.
He said the woman has had to: ‘cut her dream short and return home, after paying thousands in registration fees and now hospital fees’.
Her mother Erica told 7 News the 26-year-old was in ‘okay’ spirits, but was in ‘a hell of a lot of pain’.
In a plea for financial help, Cameron said Shiv is ‘a beautiful human’ who has had to ‘cut her dream short’