A young man walks onto the stage of Stars in their Eyes, on crutches,
a plaster cast from his feet to his hips. Matthew Kelly Introduces him
'It's very brave of you to come out here,' says Matthew. 'Please tell
the audience what happened?'
'Well' replies Simon 'about a year ago, I was driving with my uncle
had a really bad accident. Unfortunately my uncle was killed outright
but I survived. I was trapped in the car for six hours before I was
eventually cut free.' 'The doctors had me in surgery for 12 hours but
they couldn't save my legs.'
'That's terrible. But I see you have legs now. Are they artificial?'
'No Matthew, while I was in hospital the doctors informed me that my
uncle had in fact died, but that his legs were fine and with all the
advances in medical science, they could graft the bottom half of his
body onto mine. As you can see the operation was successful. I have
having physiotherapy for six months and hope to be walking fully again
by the end of the year. A huge round of applause erupts from the
Kelly responds with: 'That's an unbelievable story. So tonight, who are
going to be?'
Wait for it
'Tonight, Matthew, I am going to be Simon and Halfuncle'