Robbie Gordon was told that he would have no control over body functions from the neck down, after a horrific accident during a Speedcars race at Premier Speedway Warrambool in 2015.
The accident occurred during a feature race, when Gordon attempted to overtake another competitor on the outside. His front wheel made contact with their rear right wheel, causing Gordon’s race car to become airborne. It took almost an hour to free him from his car, and doctors believed he would not survive.
Robbie was flown back to Melbourne and went into surgery on Saturday night. He had broken the C2, C3, C4, C5 vertebra in his neck, and the T2, T3, and T4 vertebra in his back. During the operation, doctors had to insert a total of 2 rods and 39 pins into his neck.
Gordon spent several months in ICU, before being transferred to the Royal Talbot Rehab Centre. After many months of rehab, he was finally allowed to go home. In spite of his injuries, Robbie promised his partner, Natalie, that he would dance with her on her birthday in July 2016.
Despite doctors telling him that he would be a quadriplegic, Gordon has made a remarkable recovery. He now has 70% movement in his left arm, 50% in his left leg, and 20% in his right leg. True to his word, he danced with Natalie on her birthday, and the two are now expecting a baby in late March, 2017.
Robbie has a saying: “I broke my back, but I am not broken”.
His recovery so far has been miraculous, and we are continuing to pray and believe in the continuation of his healing.
See the video that was presented 6 months into Gordon’s recovery.