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ABC  |  November 19, 2018

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By the time this year’s Queensland schoolboy rugby union season was over, four teenagers had broken their necks, their lives changed forever.
Two of them, Conor Tweedy and Ollie Bierhoff, should have competed against each other.
Instead, after separate accidents a week apart, they found themselves side by side in the Spinal Injuries Unit contemplating quadriplegia.In hospital, both boys threw themselves into their recoveries. One had a recovery deemed ‘miraculous’; for the other, the road back is much steeper.

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By the time this year’s Queensland schoolboy rugby union season was over, four teenagers had broken their necks, their lives changed forever.
Two of them, Conor Tweedy and Ollie Bierhoff, should have competed against each other.
Instead, after separate accidents a week apart, they found themselves side by side in the Spinal Injuries Unit contemplating quadriplegia.In hospital, both boys threw themselves into their recoveries. One had a recovery deemed ‘miraculous’; for the other, the road back is much steeper.

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