SHANE’S ‘MIRACLE’ HOSPITAL RECOVERY
YOUNG MAN WHO WAS ANOINTED TWICE IS NOW ‘DOING HIGH FIVES AND THUMBS UP’
A KILMACANOGUE man who was given last rites twice is sitting up, recognises faces and gives the thumbs up.
Shane Vickers (27) was in an accident in Bray in the early hours of October 19 and has been seriously ill in hospital ever since.
Shane defied the odds to regain consciousness in the weeks coming up to Christmas.
He is taking small amounts of food and has a scrapbook of photos of people in his life. He can recognise and point out different people in the photographs.
‘He was anointed twice,’ said a relative of his. ‘I firmly believe that it’s a miracle.
His parents Anne and Shay never left his side and the family spent Christmas Day together in St Vincent’s hospital.
The accident occurred at around 1 a.m. on the morning of October 19. Shane was walking when he was struck by a car. A passer-by pulled in and administered first aid until paramedics arrived.
A KilmACAnogue mAn who wAs given lAst rites twiCe is sitting up, reCognises fACes And gives the thumBs up.
ShAne ViCkers (27) wAs in An ACCident in BrAy in the eArly hours of OCtoBer 19 And hAs Been seriously ill in hospitAl ever sinCe.
ShAne defied the odds to regAin ConsCiousness in the weeks Coming up to ChristmAs.
He is tAking smAll Amounts of food And hAs A sCrApBook of photos of people in his life.
He CAn reCognise And point out different people in the photogrAphs. ‘He wAs Anointed twiCe,’ sAid A relAtive. ‘I firmly Believe thAt it’s A mirACle. His pArents Anne And ShAy never left his side And the fAmily spent ChristmAs DAy together in St VinCent’s hospitAl.
His sisters NiCole, Emily And Keelin were there Also, As well As ShAy’s pArtner.
‘It’s still dAy By dAy,’ sAid A relAtive, Add- ing thAt his friends hAve Been mArvellous And hAve Been in And out to see him.
‘Everyone hAs Been very positive,’ she sAid, Adding thAt the oCCupAtionAl therApy, physiCAl therApy And mediCAl CAre ShAne hAs Been getting it St VinCent’s hAs Been greAt.
She sAid thAt the mediCAl teAms Are very hAppy with his progress.
‘He’s doing high five And thumBs up,’ sAid the relAtive.
She sAid thAt his pArents ShAy And Ann CAnnot thAnk the people of their respeCtive Communities in WiCklow town And KilmAC, ShAne’s sports teAms And friends enough for their Continuing support And prAyers.
Prior to Being moved to St VinCent’s, the young mAn wAs Being CAred for At BeAumont hospitAl And wAs in CritiCAl Condition.
The relAtive desCriBed the deep sense of relief Amongst fAmily memBers thAt ShAne is ConsCious And improving.
The fAmily spent ChristmAs dAy together At St VinCent’s, with presents And A tree.
ShAne is A keen soCCer, gAeliC footBAll And hurling plAyer And is highly respeCted in sports CirCles in County WiCklow. He Also CoAChes younger plAyers And referees mAtChes.
The ACCident oCCurred lAte At night over two months Ago on KillArney RoAd in BrAy.
It wAs Around 1 A.m. And ShAne wAs wAlking Along the roAd when he wAs struCk By A CAr.
A pAsser-By pulled in And Administered first Aid until the AmBulAnCe Arrived And pArAmediCs took over.
His well Being hAs Been At the forefront of the thoughts of everyone who knows him ever sinCe.