On July 4th, Donnacha and Holly O’Connor received a phone call that no parent ever wants to receive – “your daughter has been involved in a serious accident!”
Onna O’Connor, their 20 year-old daughter was involved in a terrible motor scooter accident in Thailand. While visiting near Ko Samui, Thailand she was thrown from the motor scooter she was riding and suffered a number of serious injuries including:
· Fractured skull
· Fractured vertebrae
· Broken ribs
· Punctured lung
· Liver and kidney damage
· Facial lacerations
· Significant road rash
She has been in the Intensive Care Unit at Bangkok Hospital Samui and received blood transfusions and, fortunately, has somewhat stabilized.
Onna has a long recovery ahead and will certainly need significant healing thoughts and prayers. Onna is expected to be in the hospital for the next couple weeks and, due to her injuries, she will not be able to travel home for two to three months.
Her father, Donnacha, flew to Thailand and has been with her for the past couple days. Her mother, Holly, is hoping to fly to Thailand in the days ahead so Donnacha can return to work and care for their other two daughters while Holly is with Onna during her recovery.
The O’Connor family will incur a significant financial burden as Onna recovers in Thailand prior to healing enough to travel home to Minnesota. Please
help the O’Connor family and make a monetary donation to assist them as Onna recovers in order to come home to her family and friends! Thank you!