Clodagh Cogley, one of the survivors of the Berkeley tragedy, has made a pledge to honour the six who died in the Balcony collapse by 'living the happiest and most fulfilling life possible'.
In a heartfelt post on Facebook, the Trinity College Dublin student detailed her current situation.
Hey friends, just an update to let you guys know how I'm getting on (slowly catching up with the individual messages I promise!)
The fall from the balcony left me with 2 collapsed lungs, a broken shoulder, a broken knee, 5 broken ribs and a broken spinal cord... Meaning the chances of me using my legs again are pretty bleak.
Not the best odds but I'm moving to a great rehabilitation centre here in San Francisco for 2 months (it has dog therapy ) and intend to give it everything I've got.
Who knows maybe legs have been holding me back all these years and I'll realise my talent for wheelchair basketball.
The thing I'm taking from this tragedy is that life is short and I intend to honour those who died by living the happiest and most fulfilling life possible.
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.
Clodagh is the granddaughter of RTÉ rugby commentator Fred Cogley.