Channel: Leicester Mercury Latest Stories Feed
Viewing all articles
Browse latest Browse all 9894

Leicestershire man in a coma in hospital after Cyprus holiday accident


A man is fighting for his life in a Cyprus hospital after he suffered injuries on his way back to his hotel.

Danny Brewster, 22, of Whitwick, is understood to be in an induced coma in Nicosia General Hospital after being injured in a late-night incident.

The welder had flown to Cyprus to be best man for a friend who was getting married on the island.

The nature of the incident which left Danny injured is not clear. It happened last Friday night.

His mother, Karen Brewster, flew out to be at his hospital bedside on Saturday and friends are trying to raise enough money to send his father, Jason, and his two sisters to be by his side.

Danny's girlfriend, Hannah-Marie Shaw, who is also out in Cyprus, said on Facebook that she was reading out texts to him from well-wishers.

Whitwick resident Maxine Hosking, who is a friend of Hannah's mother, said the family had told her that Danny's condition had improved since the accident, and he was now breathing on his own.

"I have heard that he has even moved his hand, so that is good news too," she said.

"Danny is a great lad – a real home-loving bloke who likes to be around his friends and family."

Hannah is keeping people back in Whitwick updated on Danny's progress by posting on his Facebook site.

On Monday she posted: "Majorly overwhelming the amount of people sending well wishes and positive thoughts. Dan would be loving it – all this attention, bless him!

"I've told him you're all thinking of him and praying for him.

"Don't stop though, he's still fighting and far from better. Thank you so much for all of your support. Keep it coming.

"Send me your messages, well wishes and prayers and I will read them to him. Love Hannah xxxxxx"

Meanwhile, Maxine is helping to organise a family fun day at Danny's local pub to raise the money to send the rest of his family out to Cyprus.

"It's a pleasure for us to try to help him and his family in this troubled time," she said.

"We're staging a big family fun day at the White Horse in Whitwick. We would love to hear from anyone who can help in any way.

"The aim is to get the community together to support one of our own.

"The idea is to raise as much money as we can to pay for Danny's dad and sisters to fly out to be with him in Cyprus."

The Rev Alan Burgess held a prayer meeting on Monday night for Danny at St John the Baptist Church in the village.

He said: "We were made aware of the situation through all the activity on Facebook.

"We thought it would be nice to organise a devoted prayer meeting so that anyone could come along. It was the least we could do to provide a focus for people's prayers for such a popular local young man.

"All our thoughts and prayers are with Danny and his family as they support him through this."

Danny's Day Part One, as the event is being called, is to be held at the White Horse, in Whitwick, on July 7, starting at noon. There will be a barbecue, live music, raffles, stalls and refreshments. Anyone who would like to help or donate prizes can contact Maxine on 07940 204 306.

Viewing all articles
Browse latest Browse all 9894

Latest Images

Trending Articles

Latest Images