Fitness fanatic left paralysed from the neck down

A fitness fanatic was left paralysed from the neck down - after falling on her head while doing an 'inverted' sit-up at the gym. Marcelle Mancuso, 23, broke a vertebrae after slipping off a bench while performing the common abdominal exercise. Doctors warned her she could be a tetraplegic for life and fitted a titanium plate held by six screws into her spine.

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