Emily Overton, 23, had been sitting on the sofa with her boyfriend watching WWE when she realised she couldn’t get up.
The former care worker had stayed up late to watch wrestling with her boyfriend.
She said: “Me and my boyfriend are really big fans of WWE so we stayed up late to watch it specially.
“It was about 3:30am when I decided to go to bed.
“I’d had my legs up on the chair in front of me and they felt a bit numb.
“It was when I tried to get up that I realised I couldn’t move them at all. I burst into tears, I was hysterical.
“Luckily, my boyfriend stayed really calm and told me it would all be okay as we dialled emergency services.”
Emily was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary and then transferred to Pinderfields hospital where she was diagnosed with her rare condition.
The 23-year-old wet herself has she lost control of the lower half of her body.
Emily and Josh have been together for six years after meeting on a bus to their sixth form college.
“What really breaks my heart is that I’ll never be able to walk down the aisle,” she said.
“Josh has been really supportive but it’s been difficult.
“As soon as doctors told me I was paralysed, I broke down. It wasn’t good. I couldn’t really believe it.
“I have good days and bad days now though I try my best to remain positive.
“I just think that most people see somebody who’s paralysed and focus on the fact they can’t walk again.
“But it’s more than that, I can take the not walking, I can accept that – it’s the fact I can’t even go to the toilet by myself.
Donations can be made via her Facebook.
Source – TheSun
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