REBECCA Candy had been celebrating a friend's return from overseas on the night a fall from a moving taxi changed her life.
She and three other women had some drinks at her friend's Caloundra home before catching a bus to Maroochydore where they watched a band play at Sol Bar in Ocean St.
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A victim impact statement written in July was tendered to Maroochydore District Court during sentencing of former taxi driver Gursimran Singh Gill to give insight into how she had been affected by the fall on to Nicklin Way.
"To this day I still can't recall that night's events to around three days later when I woke up in Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital," she wrote.
"I had no idea how I got there or why I was there."
Her long hair was cut in patches so doctors could stitch a wound on her fractured skull.
"I was diagnosed with Bell's palsy to the right side of my face directly after my hospital release.
"This caused the right side of my face not to move, my eye couldn't close and I needed constant treatment.
"I refused people to see me, as I didn't look normal."
She had to give up activities she loved including surfing, bike riding, swimming and exercising.
The physical and mental effects were compounded by the financial consequences.
"This has brought financial strain to our family due to the amount of medical fees we have had to pay. It has also affected other relationships with friends. I feel my social life will never be the same."
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