In February this year, Adam was returning home from working abroad in readiness for the match away at Yarnbury, when he fell down just 8 steps at the airport.
The result was a dreadful spinal injury which left him paralysed from the neck down. He was treated in the Yorkshire Spinal Unit at Pinderfields hospital where he spent the first 7 weeks laid in bed, 4 of these weeks confined to "flat bed rest" only allowing a slight incline to eat. Its extremely hard to imagine what that would be like for such an active man. Obviously Adam was unable to carry on with any of his rugby involvement which was very frustrating for him as he had such a big role in the club. Adam was also at the time the lead for the beer festival so this had to be passed over too.
Following weeks and weeks of physiotherapy and occupational therapy Adam started to regain movement in his arms and legs but the long term prognosis was unknown. Progress is very slow but as a family they continue to be strong and have received a huge amount of support from the spinal unit which is where all donations will be going to.
Adam and Nova's children (Vicki, Bently, Emily & Maya) are fundraising for the unit. The first major event will see Vicki and Bently competing in the Pontefract Half Marathon in September. There is a JustGiving page set up for donations so please give generously.
Adam is now back at home after spending 13 weeks in Pinderfields where he continues to make good progress in his recovery. He was determined to be at the Beer Festival and it was great to see him there and he thoroughly enjoyed his day.
Updated 10:17 - 4 Jul 2018 by Becky Naylor