‘I was like, oh my god!’ Club foot player shares story of injury she says forced her to change her life, her profession
In the wake of a deadly incident that has left her paralyzed from the waist down, the wife of a football player from the Brisbane Broncos has shared her harrowing story of how she lost the use of her right arm and left her career in the balance.
The story is being told for the first time in a memoir that is being released by Ms Winx, the woman whose football career was derailed when she was injured in a fight in January 2016.
“I was walking on the street and my foot got stuck in the cement in the back of the car,” Ms Winz told ABC Radio Brisbane on Wednesday.
“It was like a foot stuck in cement and I had to get up and get out.”
And then it was just getting worse and worse.
I didn’t know if I was going to die.
“Ms Winz, whose family has been in Queensland for nearly 50 years, was forced to give up her role as a club player for the Brisbane City Council after the incident.
She has since been working as a carer and was living on her own when she met Mr Winx.
The club player had recently returned to Brisbane from a tournament in Japan, where she had been competing in the footy league.”
My foot was stuck and I was like oh my God, what if it slips?
I’m not even sure if I can move my leg,” she said.”
He said to me, ‘I want you to change your career’.
“Ms Winx has been wheelchair-bound since the incident, and her husband, Jason, has been unable to work full-time and is not allowed to attend any sporting events with her because of her injury.
She said she was able to return to her job as a waitress, and even managed to earn enough money to get the pair back on their feet.”
That’s when I realised I was in no position to continue to work,” Ms Wines told ABC Brisbane.”
The only reason I can go back to work now is because I’m a club foot player and the foot is the only thing that’s holding me up.
“To me, that’s the only reason.”
So I just had to give it up and give it to someone else.
“Club foot player’s wife says it took her a long time to get back to her career after injury, but she eventually found work as a caregiver for her husbandJason WinxThe couple were in Japan when Ms Winxes injured her arm in the fight, and have since moved to Brisbane, where Jason works as a driver.”
Her husband was able take on a job as an employee, but it took them three years before they were able to get to the back end of their careers, and that was the hardest part.””
But we’re getting better.”
Her husband was able take on a job as an employee, but it took them three years before they were able to get to the back end of their careers, and that was the hardest part.
“When I’m sitting here, I think about how many hours it took to get myself back to where I was, and how many people had to help me get back, and I can’t believe it,” Ms Watts said.
Mr Winx said Ms Winzes story was a stark reminder of the damage a person can do when a club football player suffers an injury.
“She was the last person who was in control of her own life,” Mr Winxes said.
Club foot footballer’s wife’s story revealed in memoir ‘I couldn’t imagine a better way to end my career’The couple’s story of the fight is being recounted in a book they have dubbed “Club Foot Foot Player”, which will be released on June 9.
The book details their journey back to full health and how they are now able to live on their own after they are unable to use their legs.
“One day, I was driving through the streets, and a man on the side of the road pulled up next to me and asked if I needed help.
I was so scared, I had no idea who he was,” Ms Wynx said.”[I said] ‘no, I’m fine, it’s just the cement.'”
I had no way of knowing what he was talking about, but he was a very big guy and had a lot on his mind.
“Mr Winxes was able see a specialist in Brisbane and was able get his prosthetic leg fixed, and he and Ms Wynzes first meeting.”
His prosthetic was not going to hold him up forever, so I got him up to the hospital to be fitted,” she told ABC Breakfast.”
Then, we went home, and my husband and I were sitting in our bedroom watching a movie, and we thought, ‘Oh my God!
That’s when he gets it!'”‘
He’s the one who brought me to the brink’Ms Winzes said she and Mr Winz