An Update from Nicola Wilson: ‘Bit by Bit, Day by Day’

Nicola Wilson and Erano M. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Nicola Wilson continues her recovery from injuries sustained in a fall near the end of cross country at Badminton Horse Trials on May 7, and while the road ahead remains long her spirits remain intact and she’s generously provided her supporters with another update on how she’s feeling:


Here’s a little video update of what Nic’s been up to in the last week. We can’t thank the staff in the Spinal Cord Injuries Unit at James Cook enough for what they’re doing for her, and also to everybody for all of the lovely messages and gifts; Nic says it really is overwhelming! Thanks also to sister-in-law Hannah for putting the brilliant video together! Team Wilson x

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Last Monday saw the start of Nicola’s physical therapy, which has been challenging but positive as she works to regain balance and body control. She’s not able to walk at this moment but, as Nicola puts it, “we’re all allowed to dream”.

“We’re improving daily and really, really pleased with how I’m getting on,” Nicola says. The team at the Spinal Cord Injuries Unit at James Cook University Hospital have been instrumental in aiding her recovery, as have her ever-present support network of family and friends. “Bit by bit, things are coming back. And I couldn’t be more grateful to the team here, who are doing an amazing job,” she continued. “How they all work together is truly fantastic. They’re inspirational, and I’m so grateful to be here.”

Nicola’s unbreakable desire to carry gratitude and, well, carry on, is nothing short of incredible and we wish her the most positive of recoveries. We’ll continue to provide updates as they are shared.