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Aaron Elliot Benefit Fund

$52,159 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 849 people in 11 months
Aaron Elliott, originally from Clonoe, Co Tyrone, travelled to Philadelphia to play for the Kevin Barry’s GFC in March 2017. Even during his short time in Philadelphia, Aaron has become an influential member of the Philadelphia GAA.  On Saturday, August 26, Aaron was out in Jenkintown and was struck down by a car.   

Aaron was found unresponsive without a pulse. With the help of the local police department, who provided CPR until the paramedics arrived, he started to breathe while still unconscious. He was taken to Abington Memorial Hospital where he was rushed in for emergency surgery because he suffered a severe compound fracture leaving the elbow shattered. Once this was cleaned and covered, he was taken to the neuro critical care unit (surgical trauma) where he stills remains. Because of a blood clot, leak in the brain, and a fractured skull, he was placed under high sedation. Initially, after a number of CT scans and speaking to various doctors and surgeons, it was found the bleeding got worse leaving him in extreme critical condition. After several hours and another CT scan, the bleeding slowed down showing a bruise in the brain, while the clot remained the same. On Sunday afternoon, while still heavily sedated, Aaron went through a minor surgery where his compound fracture wound was cleaned. On Tuesday, Aaron had another surgery where they inserted a chest tube to help alleviate stress on his right lung as the left lung had collapsed. The current focus is stabilizing Aaron's breathing and assessing his brain function, the reconstruction surgery for his elbow is planned for September 1st.  

At the moment, rest is crucial for Aaron. The doctors have removed him from sedation in order to check his brain activity and reaction to instructions by the medical staff, for example, "squeeze my hand" or "show me your thumb". The Kevin Barry's GFC organized two airfare tickets for Aaron's family members to be with him at the recommendation of the medical staff. Aaron will remain in the hospital for a minimum of six weeks at the recommendation of his neuro surgeon. Once he is released from the hospital, Aaron will require intense rehabilitation without health insurance; so these funds will be deposited into a bank account in Aaron Elliott's name for all living expenses and medical expenses incurred during his recovery. Any help that you can provide will go towards the extensive care and recovery that Aaron will endure throughout this recovery period.  
 

Aaron is already on the road to recovery, but he still has a long way to go so look out for other opportunities to support Aaron with a fundraiser on October 8th in Philadelphia at the Irish Center.  Thank you in advance for your love and support!
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Just an update on Arron's condition he is still receiving home care therapy from physics, ots and speech therapists! There has been a set back since his arm surgery as a screw has came through the skin from his elbow, this should be fixed on Tuesday as he is scheduled for another surgery! Fingers crossed all goes to plan and this problem doesn't occur again! Again thank you to everyone for their support it has been greatly appreciated
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Thanks to everyone who has shared and donated so far!! The support shown to Arron has been amazing! He is getting stronger each day but still has a long road ahead of him, please continue to share this page and get the word out so we can get closer to our $100,000 target
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