There were smiles all round as Louise Cooper (front second from right) made her way home to Camperdown yesterday after four long months of recovery and rehabilitation in Melbourne hospitals.
“It’s the first time I’ve been outside four walls for a long time,” the 33-year-old said yesterday.
Cooper, a jockey, suffered spinal injuries after a sickening race fall at Edenhope on March 24 and is now paralysed form the neck down.
She was rushed to the Austin Hospital and has spent the past few weeks at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre in Kew.
Her journey home is short-lived, as she has to return to Melbourne on Monday for another operation before she is released on August 21.
But Cooper and husband Matt are planning to make the most of the weekend with their young sons Jack, four, and Sam, 21 months.