The father of injured MIRROR dancer Mo Li revealed on Sunday that doctors have given the 27-year-old just a five-percent chance of fully recovering from a spinal injury that has left him in danger of becoming permanently paralysed from the neck down.
Reverend Derek Li wrote in a prayer request that assessments by both western doctors and Chinese medical practitioners showed it was almost certain that Mo's nerves would not heal fully.
He said they’ll be trying acupuncture treatment next, though the prospects of success were uncertain.
Reverend Li said the family were ‘sad beyond words’ as the normally-active Mo could now only lie on his bed and stare at the ceiling day after day.
The dancer was crushed under a giant video screen that fell onto the stage during a MIRROR concert at the Hong Kong Coliseum on July 28.
The elder Li expressed hope that a government task force could find out the cause of the accident and take the appropriate follow-up measures.
The Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Kevin Yeung said the Leisure and Cultural Services Department is continuing its work to figure out ways to prevent similar accidents.
He added that the police needs more time to interview different people in their detailed criminal investigation.