On the afternoon of Friday, 7 September 2012, Ariel had a low speed motorbike accident. He probably had a whiplash injury to the neck. The disc between C3 & C4 vertebrae in the neck prolapsed (bulged) putting pressure on the spinal cord and the spinal cord was also stretched. Surgery was done immediately to ease the problem, but there has been some damage to the spinal cord. Time will reveal the extent of Ariel’s injuries and his recovery.
This website is to update the many friends and family out there who are interested in getting updates about Ariel’s situation. To stay as up-to-date as possible, we recommend subscribing to this website via the form on the right.
If this is your first time here, a great place to start would be with this video, taken one year after the accident:
Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
Ariel’s injury is classified as an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury, and specifically he is affected by Central Cord Syndrome. See image below for a general overview of what this means, but for more information check out Apparelyzed.com.
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For those burdened to help out the family financially, you can find their bank details and make a direct deposit.