Since that fateful day in January, 22-year-old Cadet Joel Cabides has been confined at the ICU of Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, NSW. He is unable to breathe without a respirator and has been declared paralyzed from the neck down. When finally discharged from the hospital, he is doomed to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.
He was reportedly bumped during a “supervised” game of basketball inside the Royal Military College in Duntroon, Canberra. The accident caused irreversible damage to his spine.