PARENTS of a young mother from Abergavenny who was paralysed following a car crash have spoken on how they are "devastated" at her injuries.

Kirsty Probert, 22, was travelling as a passenger with her friend on a journey on the A465 to Abergavenny from Hereford on August 29.

She was involved in a crash and broke her neck.

Doctors say that she will never walk again.

Ms Probert was taken to be treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, before being moved to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

At Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Ms Probert needed an emergency operation that removed two discs from the front of her neck and a plate put in place.

Her mother, Carol Jones, was informed of Ms Probert's accident by Gwent Police.

She said: "We were in shock and absolutely devastated.

"It was the knock on the door that nobody wants.

"I am absolutely devastated that my daughter who is just 22 years old will never walk again."

Ms Probert has no movement in both of her hands, no movement in her right arm and is paralysed from the chest down.

She has had a tracheotomy in order to help her breathe and she has had a bone removed and a cage fitted at the back of her neck.

She has spinal cord damage in her neck and half way down her back.

Ms Probert has a three year old daughter, Alessia, and Ms Jones says she is upset at being apart from her while she is hospital.

Ms Jones said: "Kirsty is going to be in hospital for a long time, but we have received loads of support from the community and lots of help with fundraising.

Ms Jones has set up a GoFundMe page for her daughter that at the time of writing has raised £705.

You can donate to the page here.