Every little will help a cherished man that is loved as a father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, friend and work colleague.
Great grandfather, Paddy Hansard (73) suffered serious head injuries and broken bones in his neck due to an attack which took place outside his home at approximately 2.30am on August 17 at Courtney Place flat complex in Ballybough, Dublin.
The highly respected family man, who has five adult children, along with four brothers and 11 sisters, was rushed to the nearby Mater Hospital by emergency services, where he remained in a critical condition for several weeks.
He suffered three bleeds to his brain and broken bones in his neck and as a result remains in a neck brace, suffers with confusion, concentration issues and a continuing loss of movement on his left side.
The retired scaffolder and Manchester United Soccer supporter, has now been moved to a High Dependency Ward where he will remain for several weeks. He had been on a life-support machine for several weeks as medical staff were unsure if Paddy would pull through.
Linda and her four siblings Sandra, Debbie, Paul and Mark are all dealing with what has happened to their much loved father in different ways. For Linda she is coming to terms with how life, “can change within seconds.”
Linda and the wider family circle are trying to come to terms with the financial costs of what the attack will mean for Paddy’s current and future medical care and rehabilitation. They have now set-up a crowd funding campaign on gofundme.com/PaddyHansard Fund.The family are hoping to raise €50,000.
It is a long road ahead for Paddy and his close knit family.