Ellis was 17 years old and at College studying football/sports. On 24th February 2016. Ellis slipped on the sports hall floor during football training and a fellow player was going backwards for the ball. Not knowing Ellis was on the floor he fell on Ellis which caused his C4 and C5 vertrabae to fracture and the disc slip into his spinal cord. Ellis had operations at Salford Royal, one to remove the slipped disc and the other to stabilise his spine. He also had a tracheostomy fitted. He is currently at Southport Spinal Unit for rehabilitation although his injury is incomplete and he is at the Unit indefinitely. Whilst the prognosis is unknown, in the long term the family are hoping that Ellis can return home. At the moment Ellis has slight movement in his arms but none in his hands or anywhere else. At 17, Ellis loves his computers (xbox etc…) and it is the family’s biggest wish that, if nothing else, Ellis gets the use of his hands back.
The Voyagers have assisted Ellis with a donation of £5,000 to assist him with his future needs. Please have a look at the website which has been set up for Ellis for further information - http://teamellis.co.uk/