Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tere Parra snaps her spinal cord and is left paralysed after falling 20 feet from a tree while playing 'Hunger Games'

A woman is paralysed after falling 20 feet from a tree and snapping her spinal cord while playing a version of The Hunger Games.

Tere Parra, from Mexico, had recently returned from a mission to Los Angeles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before the life-changing accident on June 2.

On that fateful day, the 25-year-old had climbed a tree in Big Springs Park in Provo Canyon, Utah, to escape her opponents while playing a mock version of The Hunger Games.

But the woman tragically fell 20 feet when the branch gave way, crashing to the floor with great impact. She broke two vertebrae in her back, three ribs, and her eye socket, as well as puncturing her lung in the fall.

‘I knelt down beside her and I was near her head,’ Leah Pettit, who took part in the game, told KSL. ‘I asked her what do you need and she said, "Please get everyone way".' Read More