Doctors offer hope for man who suffered catastrophic brain injuries in late night attack

A young man who sustained catastrophic brain injuries in a late night attack by a homeless man has been offered a new hope that he could communicate again.
Shane Grogan (25) was struck on the side of the head with a brick by Shane Byrne on August 5, 2012, as he walked his girlfriend home.
Mr Grogan spent three months in Dun Laoghaire Rehabilitation Hospital in 2013, and he is being cared for in a nursing home in Tuam, Co Galway.

But he has now been offered a bed at the Leamington Spa Rehabilitation facility, a hospital that specialises in treating brain injury patients.
Shane’s father Joe told “At the moment Shane has minimum consciousness. He is awake but he cannot communicate in any way with us. We can’t get a response from him. We think he understands what we’re saying but he has no way of communicating back.”
Donation can be made to Care for Shane on the iDonate fundraising platform.

Irish Independent – 27 November 2014
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