Teen ‘broken in half’ in sledge accident climbs 674 steps of Eiffel Tower

A teenager who broke his once more in a sledging accident has effectively climbed 674 steps of the Eiffel Tower in honour of people who supported his restoration.

Filip Cegar, 13, wanted to be taught to walk as soon as extra after breaking every his breastbone and once more when he was thrown from his sledge in Bieldside in December 2022.

Inside the first operation of its kind to be carried out in Aberdeen, surgeons on the Royal Aberdeen Kids’s Hospital (RACH) wanted to realign Filip’s spine and restore his spinal twine in place to cease any further harm.

Filip was then transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Nationwide Spinal Accidents Unit in Glasgow, the place he wanted to be taught to walk as soon as extra, sooner than being allowed to go home on Christmas Eve to learn from the festivities alongside along with his family.

He is now once more at his beloved soccer teaching lessons, along with gymnasium lessons alongside along with his father at Kippie Lodge in Aberdeen.

After months of arduous work and rehabilitation, he has transformed so successfully that he managed to scale the tons of of steps as a lot because the second flooring of the well-known Parisian landmark, elevating over £4,100 in honour of the devoted medical teams on the RACH and The Archie Foundation.

Studio 10 Filip Cegar with dad Petar and mum Irena. Studio 10

After the issue Filip talked about: “The climb was superb, the queue was not too prolonged and climbing as a lot as the first two ranges was clear. The elevator took us to the very best of the Eiffel Tower and we had basically probably the most great view of a beautiful sunset! I’ve always wished to go to Paris so this was a dream come true.

“I was so fully glad to get to the very best of the steps and I can’t think about how so much money has been raised. I want to thank all people who has donated to my JustGiving net web page in assist of The Archie Foundation.”

Filip, a pupil of Cults Academy in Aberdeen, is now having enjoyable with some downtime at Disneyland Paris alongside along with his family.

The money he has raised shall be used to buy a recliner chair for the hospital’s Extreme Dependency Unit, which might allow households akin to Filip’s mum and pa Irena and Petar to sit by their child’s bedside in comfort.

The additional money will help to fund a room in The Archie Foundation’s Family Centre, the place households can hold at RACH at no cost whereas their child is a affected individual.

Lynne Brooks, partnership supervisor at The Archie Foundation, talked about: “We’re fully thrilled to hearken to Filip has completed his fundraising downside and has raised such a unbelievable amount. He is an inspirational youthful man who has made an unimaginable restoration after a really traumatic accident on his sledge.

“Filip and his family can be assured that the money he has raised shall be put to terribly good use and used to purchase a recliner chair so mom and father can sit comfortably all through these prolonged and anxious hours by their child’s bedside, as Irena and Petar keep in mind solely too successfully.”

The Archie Foundation objectives to transform experiences and outcomes in healthcare and bereavement for infants, children and households all through North Scotland.

The charity’s imaginative and prescient is that every one children inside the space may have equal entry to world-class healthcare and bereavement assist, delivered in a child-appropriate environment and methodology.

Go to the website or additional particulars in regards to the wise, financial and emotional assist on the market from The Archie Foundation. To make a donation to Filip’s JustGiving, click on on proper right here.