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"Married at First Sight" Alum Nick Pendergrast Is Partially Paralyzed Following A 'Bad Accident'

News by Joey Jordan Published on 14 Jul,2019

Reality Star Nick Pendergrast Reveals He Is Partially Paralyzed After A Scary Accident

  • Married at First Sight alum Nick Pendergrast has revealed that he was got into a near-fatal accident.
  • He took to his Instagram on Friday, 12th July saying he has been partially paralyzed following the accident.
  • Pendergrast told he was found submerged in water for hours on 22nd January 2019.
  • Nick credited his girlfriend Heather Yerrid and mother to help him through his journey.

Married at First Sight alum Nick Pendergrast has revealed that he was got into a near-fatal accident earlier this year.

The 34-year-old reality star took to his Instagram on Friday, 12th July saying he has been partially paralyzed following the accident "while on the job" in January.

He further mentioned he has endured a "depressing" and "difficult" past six months and has been in a wheelchair for a few months. Here is his post:

 
 
 
 
 
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It’s been a life changing and devastating 2019. I knew for myself I needed to be in a better mental state to share what happened to me in January.  I don’t really know if I am truly ready to open up about all of it in fear of how it will be received. What I am sure of, I need all the support I can get right now to make it through this.  These pictures were taken so that if I survived, I could see how far I have come to give me hope for the future. I was in an unfortunate severe accident while on the job.  When Heather arrived to the ER, she was told they didn’t know if I was going to make it through the night. January 22nd, I was found submerged in water for hours, with severe hypothermia, multiple pelvic fractures, severely comminuted sacral fractures, Morel-Lavallee, and more.  It’s been 6 and a half months and I finally feel like I’ve gotten a straight answer about what the future may hold.  The nerve damage caused by the blunt trauma has left me partially paralyzed. Up until 2019, I had never met anyone in a wheelchair or knew of anyone in my circle that had experienced this type of thing. I had to relocate to a place that had the best doctors to save my life, and the best environment to regain any functionality in my lower body.  The past 6 months have been lonely, depressing, scary, stressful, and difficult.  Just recently, my goal has been to learn how to become independent again as a disabled individual.  I have the support of my family.  Heather brings one child at a time to see me since she can’t yet travel with two.  I am fighting every day to stay sane, motivated, and in high spirits.  It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.  I have gained empathy, compassion, and gratitude through this and hope to gain more.  If nothing else, I just want to be able to walk again. If anyone has experienced this and has a similar story, where they were told they will never walk again and did, I would love to hear from you.  Even if you were told you’d never walk again and didn’t, I would love to hear how you have coped and moved forward.  I am asking for your prayers, love, and hope through this difficult journey.

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Pendergrast told he was found submerged in water for hours with multiple pelvic fractures, severely comminuted sacral fractures and more. However, he didn't reveal how the accident happened.

Meanwhile, Nick credited his girlfriend Heather Yerrid and mother to help him through his journey in an exclusive statement to People. Further, he also said his children Logan, and Layla, 1½-year-old continue to motivate him every day.

Nick said he is ready again to become independent as a disabled individual.

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