Firmly on road to recovery
PLASTERER Chris Dailly told The Gympie Times yesterday that he feels “lucky to be alive”.
The Gympie man lost his right foot in a horrifying crash between his motorbike and a station wagon earlier this month.
The 29-year-old is recovering at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and says he is very thankful he's still around to tell his story.
“I've lost my right foot, fractured my spine, fractured my right shoulder blade and broke my left collarbone,” he said. “I've also had skin grafts because my wounds were so deep.”
Plenty of determination and love for his family keeps him firmly on the road to recovery and while he admits there has been “a lot of pain”, he's looking forward to being well enough to go home.
“I remember the accident - it was just that, an accident and I'm not going to dwell on the 'what ifs', he said.
“I've had so much support from friends, family and the community back home and that's really kept my spirits up.”
Chris says he's not sure what the future will bring and is taking things one day at a time.
For now his business, Dailly Plasterers, is being looked after by his work partner and while he says it will be a long road to recovery, he's already discussing with doctors prosthetics for his foot.
“Family and friends have visited me constantly - they've given me plenty of strength and I would especially like to thank my partner Kerri, my mum and dad and my boys, Hayden and Lachlan for helping me through this. I can't wait to get home to them.”
The crash happened around 5.15pm on Edinburgh Court at East Deep Creek. Chris was airlifted to Brisbane Royal by AGL Rescue helicopter once he was stabilised by paramedics.