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Kerri-Anne Kennerley calls the local fire brigade to help move husband John

"They've always been good blokes.”

Kerri-Anne Kennerley and husband John have called in a favour at the local fire brigade, and it's making Christmas in their household just that little bit easier.

Kerrie Anne and John's world was turned upside down when John suffered a freak fall at a golf resort near Coffs Harbour in 2016, leaving him with quadriplegia. And when a close friend announced that Christmas Eve celebrations would be taking place at their house this year, the couple were left wondering how they'd navigate John's wheelchair into the event.

Speaking with 9Honey, the beloved showbiz legend said she asked the local fireys to lend a helping hand come Christmas Eve.

John with his beloved dog!
John with his beloved dog!

"My best girlfriend Elizabeth does Christmas Eve for 30 people and we're all going," she told the publication. "We were almost not going because she has four steps which means you need a six metre ramp for John's chair."

"Then I thought, we have Woollahra fire station literally behind us so yesterday I went to visit them, and they could not have been more fabulous."

"I said, 'I need a fireman to lift John's wheelchair up four stairs a block a way on Christmas Eve at about 7pm, and then help carrying him down the stairs at approximately 10.30.' He said, 'Absolutely, we do these things for the community. Anytime 24/7 you need help with John we're always here."

She added: "They've always been good blokes."

In an interview with Sunday Night following his life-changing accident, John said his wife had been an incredible pillar of strength throughout his recovery.

"[Kerri-Anne] is very loving and she has been the strength of my whole recovery," John explained late last year. "Without her I don't think I would have attempted it but, as I say, she was there when I woke up and she has been with me every day."

He added: "It is really, really been hard... I have appreciated it, she never faltered. Never faltered."

WATCH: John speaks about his accident. Post continues after the video...

KAK has also opened up about her husband and the accident that changed their lives forever.

"He's just a remarkable person. He's unbelievable! He can run a power chair forward he can't reverse so he can't push a button, turn a page or feed himself," she recently said on the Kyle and Jackie O Show.

"So it's 24-hour care but he's lucky he's not ventilated so he can breathe and chew and eat. His talking is about 40% of what he was," she explained.

John described his wife as an incredible pillar of strength throughout his recovery.
John described his wife as an incredible pillar of strength throughout his recovery.

When asked if her husband's condition will improve, she remarked, "To be quite frank, no. When you have quadriplegia – which is a broken spine – his type of injury two-thirds is damaged."

But their love is stronger than ever...

"We still talk! He's still got the same intellect, though he gets on some of these drugs and he doesn't share it about," she laughed at her joke. "It's a really wicked thing to say! I'll tell you, John and I have had some of the worst jokes because you have to have a sense of humour."

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