Crash survivor to inspire young Roos

ROAD TO RECOVERY: Susan Thorne is hopeful her son Jack can make a speedy recovery after returning to the Mount Gambier Hospital last week. Picture: TODD LEWIS

WHILE the long road to recovery has just begun for crash survivor Jack Thorne, the teenager’s focus has currently shifted to football with the Western Border Grand Final approaching this weekend.

A member of the West Gambier 17 and under football side, Jack, 17, was airlifted to Adelaide last month after he was involved in a serious crash in which his car struck a tree alongside Worrolong Road.

Placed in a coma for several days with bleeding to the


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