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Michelle fights back after gun horror

PUBLISHED: 13:49 28 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:48 03 March 2010

THE crack of a gun shattered the air and in that split second Michelle Coulson's parents saw their beloved daughter's life change forever.

In what they describe as a "tragic course of events", Michelle's boyfriend Alexander Powell dropped a gun, causing it to fire.

THE crack of a gun shattered the air and in that split second Michelle Coulson's parents saw their beloved daughter's life change forever.

In what they describe as a "tragic course of events", Michelle's boyfriend Alexander Powell dropped a gun, causing it to fire.

The bullet severed Michelle's spinal cord, leaving her paralysed and confined to a wheelchair.

She will never return to live at the family home in Suffolk, but remains determined not to be a drain on society.

A cruel twist of fate has robbed her of her plan to train as a paramedic, but today she has adapted her dreams and is still aiming high.

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