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    Posted: 12 Jul 2022 at 11:37am

Leah Kilner's proud Dad has hailed her inspirational recovery as nothing short of a miracle and revealed what her first words were when she woke up from a coma.

Greg Kilner, a trainer from Grafton in northern NSW, told News Corp of his family's incredible relief as medical staff took his daughter's breathing tubes out and she also started to recognise those around her.

He said Leah's first words when waking from a coma were: "Don't give away the horses."

Greg Kilner explained: "Leah must have thought I was going to give up training because of all this, and she didn't want me to.

Update on injured apprentice jockey Leah Kilner:
Leah's condition is improving in the High Dependency Ward. She was able to stand for the first time today and is also now able to drink on her own & continues to communicate with family

— Racing NSW (@racing_nsw) July 12, 2022

"It is unbelievable how she has come through, it's really a miracle, if you had seen her in the first couple of days it was just heartbreaking.

"When she got shifted from intensive care into a (hospital) ward she got a TV and she flicked through the channels and put it straight onto racing.com and sat down and watched the races.

"Now she is recognising everyone and knows what's going on.

"She is aware of everything. It is amazing."

Greg Kilner said medical specialists advised they would need to conduct further cognitive scans over the next few days on his daughter, a highly talented Brisbane apprentice jockey.

But it appeared she was out of the woods, even though she may still face another couple of months in hospital.

"Leah is still very sleepy as she has got a lot of pain in her shoulder where she broke the collarbone and broke a couple of ribs," Greg Kilner said.

"She has got to have a (cognitive) scan when she gets a little bit better but I think they are very happy with her progress.

"She hasn't really asked what happened yet."

Leah Kilner's incredible road towards recovery has been an uplifting one for the Australian racing community, rocked by three shocking jockey falls last week.

The first sign of hope was when Kilner squeezed her mum's hand when she briefly woke up from her induced coma last week.

The good progress continued with Kilner on Sunday moved out of the Intensive Care Unit at Brisbane‘s Princess Alexandra Hospital, a week after her fall at Grafton.

Greg Kilner says there were incredibly worrying times in the days after the fall when the family wasn't even sure whether the talented young apprentice would pull through.

"We didn't know what was going to happen to start with, which way she was going to go," Greg Kilner said.

"But I am now confident she will get through it all, although it will still take a long time.

"She could still be in hospital for a couple of months, you wouldn't know."

It is still far too early to know whether Kilner will ride again one day.

But Greg Kilner says he would be keen to encourage his daughter to look at taking up another profession.

Leah Kilner was destined to be a jockey.

Her surname is well known in the Northern Rivers region of NSW as she is the daughter of jockey-turned-trainer Greg and the niece of racing stalwart Hunter Kilner.

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Meredith out of bed for the first time

Apprentice jockeys Elissa Meredith and Leah Kilner are continuing to take positive steps as they continue to recover from the horror falls they were involved in earlier this month.

Racing New South Wales provided an update on both riders on Thursday afternoon.

Elissa Meredith fell at Gunnedah and was placed into an induced coma and in the intensive care unit at John Hunter Hospital after that.

“Elissa continues to make steady progress and got out of bed for the first time today,” the Racing New South Wales update said.

“She walked across the room with assistance, making her first steps since the fall on July 4th.”

Meredith’s master Clint Lundholm has started a fundraising page for her, where donations can be made via the link.

Racing New South Wales have said that they will match the total donations raised for that fundraiser.

Queensland based apprentice Leah Kilner fell at Grafton the day prior to Meredith’s fall and had to be airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, where she was also in an induced coma and received treatment for a possible brain injury.

“Leah continues to make steady progress and is getting lots of sleep,” the latest update from Racing New South Wales said.

“She is leaving her hospital room more often and is enjoying wheelchair rides around the hospital. Doctors are hopeful she can move to the rehabilitation ward when she is well enough next week.”

A fundraising page for Kilner has been setup by The Big Goodbye Syndicate, where donations can also be made through the link, with those donations to be matched by Racing New South Wales.

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Leah Kilner's surprise stable visit to kiss her favourite horses
Leah Kilner has made an emotional visit to Rob Heathcote's Eagle Farm stables as she had tears in her eyes and kissed some of her favourite horses.

The injured Queensland apprentice jockey left hospital for the first time since her shocking Grafton race fall a month ago, receiving permission from doctors to be driven to Eagle Farm by her mother Siobhan Jackson.

There, Kilner surprised her racing boss, multiple Group 1 winning trainer Rob Heathcote.

“She had tears in her eyes as she came through the gate, it was so beautiful to see her here,” Heathcote said.

“Leah is in rehab at the Princess Alexandra Hospital but as she said to me this afternoon, ‘the best therapy for me is to visit ‘my’ horses’.

“As soon as she is strong enough, she wants to come to the races but that may be some time away just yet.

“It has only been one month since the fall so she has made a wonderful recovery in such a short time but there is still a long way to go.”

Heathcote says Kilner told him: “I feel like I am still in a dream and I have not woken up fully from it just yet.”

Among the horses Kilner patted and kissed were Heathcote’s Group 1 winner Startantes along with Dusty Tycoon and Danezel.

The latest uplifting news came after Kilner last week took to social media to post pictures of her cuddling her much-loved Chihuahua dog Chanel.

Kilner’s incredible road towards recovery has been an uplifting one for the Australian racing community.

Grave fears were held after her Grafton fall on July 3 but her recovery has been hailed as nothing short of a miracle, even though she still faces a long road ahead.

Positive news for injured apprentice Elissa Meredith

Racing NSW has delivered welcome news to the racing community and those closely following the improving condition of apprentice Elissa Meredith.

The young jockey was badly injured when she fell at Gunnedah early in July but her condition continues to improve and today Racing NSW reported she was now walking more and starting to eat on her own.

Doctors are hopeful that her feeding tube will be removed in the next few days.

Just a few days ago Leah Kilner, who fell just 24 hours before Meredith, posted uplifting photos of herself with her dog out in a wheelchair as she continues her battle.



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