Friendships can start all sorts of ways – but not many relationships begin by bonding over life-changing injuries.
That’s how Brooke Canning and Jennifer Smyth, both from County Londonderry, came together.
Brooke, from Ballykelly, was 16 when she suffered a serious spinal cord injury in a road accident in April 2022.
Nine years earlier, Jennifer, a Northern Ireland gymnastics champion, was paralysed in a freak accident when practicing a vault. She was also a teenager.