Support care for Shane Trust

Pictured Shane Grogan with his family. Shane was left clinging onto life after an unprovoked attack three years ago

Pictured Shane Grogan with his family. Shane was left clinging onto life after an unprovoked attack three years ago

Shane Grogan’s life was turned upside down three years ago when he was the subject of an unprovoked attack whilst making his way home from the Galway Races.

The then twenty-two year old from Tuam, Co. Galway was struck on the back of his head with a brick and ended up in intensive care for six weeks in Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital. Since the attack, in which Shane suffered a severe brain injury, he has required around the clock care, specialized rehabilitation and attention.

Shane, now 25 is currently receiving treatment in Central England Rehabilitation Hospital in Leamington Spa and his parents want to continue with the best treatment they can provide for their son.

Shane’s father Joe and his wife Joan have been over and back from their home to the Midlands to support their son. Joe said, “He is getting the best treatment and we have seen slight improvements, but there is a long way to go. We just want our son back and believing that it can happen keeps us going.”

There has been many fundraising events over the last couple of years that have raised over €100,000.00 but funds are running low and the Care For Shane Trust was initially set up to bring the young man home.

Joe continued, “Because of his condition this is proving difficult and we now use these funds to continue his rehabilitation. As we endeavor to seek out and fund the best treatment, we are extremely grateful for all donations and fundraising events.”

To support the family a fundraising dance and buffet has been organised for the 25th of September at Birmingham’s Irish Centre, 7.30pm till late entry is £5. Tickets are available in the club or by calling 0121 622 2314.