GEOFF CHAMBERS THE DAILY TELEGRAPH MAY 29, 2014 8:56AM NED Landers sits on the edge of the hospital bed, rubbing his son’s feet and holding back tears as Curtis communicates by blinking an eye. The 15-year-old Forster junior rugby league star is locked in the fight of his life at Royal North Shore hospital after breaking two vertebrae in his neck. It happened on Saturday as Curtis dove in for a regulation tackle playing for the Forster-Tuncurry Hawks against the Port City Breakers. The next moments are a blur for the Landers family. Curtis was flown by helicopter from Port Macquarie to Sydney and sent straight into emergency surgery to assess the fractures to his C2 and C3 vertebrae. Luckily his spinal cord was not severed, giving the diehard Bulldogs fan a chance to begin his fightback. ********************* - this is tragic. That poor kid.