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Gofundme to support Christina

By Riverine Herald

FOLLOWING a freak accident which left Tongala freestyle rider Christina Vithoulkas, 23, paralysed from the ribs down, friends and family have rallied around her and her fiancee James Wild by setting up a crowdfunding page.

The money raised will help the couple afford medical, housing and equipment costs and other support systems that will help Christina throughout her life.

On Wednesday, the gofundmepage had raised $86,939.

‘‘I just want to thank everyone and tell you all that the support is helping and pushing her forward in a positive way,’’ James said.

Christina also thanked everyone for their support in a post: ‘‘Unfortunately things aren’t going to be the same for me anymore, I’m going to learn how to use a wheelchair and adapt to my new lifestyle. Thank you for all the positive support that you guys have given me through this time so far. I love you all’’.

To donate, go to gofundme.com/678x96o