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A Brit has been left unable to walk after a horror roller skating accident on holiday left her with a bleed on the brain.
Madison Adams suffered a fractured skull after falling at high speed while skating without a helmet in Wales last month, StokeonTrentLive reports.
The 26-year-old, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, said the last thing she remembers thinking was "I'm going too fast" as she hurtled down a hill.
She woke up in an ambulance as she was rushed to hospital but due to the loss of blood to her brain, Madison was unable to walk and is slowly recovering with the help of a wheelchair.
Madison thanked the nurses and doctors who helped her and also the paramedics who took care of her dog Noah.
She said: "I don't remember any of it, I blacked out.
"There was a hill and I just remember thinking I'm going a bit fast and I must have fallen over, I was knocked unconscious and woke up in the ambulance.
"They said I had suffered a massive hit to my head, my brain was bleeding and I was just going in and out of consciousness.
"My main concern at the time was where was my dog. Luckily I had a friend with me and he was outside the hospital with Noah for hours.
"I was in hospital for two weeks and at first I couldn't walk, but my brain is remembering how to walk a bit now.
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"I can't stand for long periods of time and my memory is affected. I feel dizzy all the time.
"I have a wheelchair that my friend bought for me and they have been pushing me around on walks."
Madison hopes she will be able to skate again in the future, but says she will be wearing a helmet from now on.
She also thanked staff at the Royal Stoke University Hospital for saving her life.
Madison said: "I definitely want to thank that staff at Royal Stoke. They saved my life. I don't remember much of it because I was unconscious and that made it worse because I couldn't say thank you.
"I hope I'll be able to skate again and have the confidence to do it.
"I got over confident and didn't wear a helmet, but if I do skate again I will always have one on."
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