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Brave Clodagh - I may never walk again but I'll live life in honour of my friends who died

Emma Jane Hade and Nicola Anderson

Published 25/06/2015 | 02:30

Clodagh Cogley who was injured in a balcony fall in Berkeley.
Clodagh Cogley who was injured in a balcony fall in Berkeley.

One of the survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse has vowed to live her life to the full in honour of her six friends who died.

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Clodagh Cogley revealed the chances of her being able to use her legs again are "pretty bleak".

She suffered devastating injuries, including a broken spinal cord.

However, the brave student, who will spend the next two months in a rehabilitation centre in San Francisco, said she will be giving her recovery "everything I have got".

On the day two of her friends, Niccolai Schuster and Olivia Burke, were laid to rest, Clodagh said she would honour those who died by "living the happiest and most fulfilling life possible".

She added: "Enjoy a good dance and the feeling of grass beneath your feet like it's the last time, because in this crazy world you never know when it might be."

Irish Independent

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