UPDATE Mike is out of the coma but there is a long road of recovery ahead of him. His family have researched the best options qnd identified a rehab facility in the UK willing to take him They require proof of ability to pay in advance. The costs are €50,000 per month and treatment is likely to take 6 months, maybe more. This is why we needed to increase our fundraising goal.
Mike Curran was hit by a car in France and has suffered a traumatic brain injury. He is in hospital in France and needs to be moved to a rehab facility in the UK. The costs are immense.
At the tail end of a trip of a lifetime Mike Curran, from Waterville, County Kerry, Ireland and girlfriend Sara O'Shea were just weeks away from returning home when tragedy struck.
After cycling thousands of miles from their start in China, crossing multiple countries before reaching France, Mike and Sara had faced many perils together cycling across rough terrain in all weather, fixing punctures in the middle of no where and braving the frigid weather on mountainsides. On their way to Paris they faced the worst peril of all, ordinary street traffic.
Between Reims and Paris, making their way on the bikes that had carried them so far, the worst happened when Mike was hit by a car sustaining a traumatic brain injury. He was thrown metres high landing on his head. As a result of the accident he has suffered 5 haemorrhages to the brain, bleeding in the lungs, 2 fractured ribs, a broken nose and broken cheek bone. Mike now needs urgent rehabilitative care. It is the only way to get him fully back to himself. Help us get Mike's future back for him.
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