This past January, Liam suffered a traumatic brain injury. He now faces many months of rehabilitation in his recovery. Liam grew up in the Bronx and, in addition to Rockland, Westchester, and the surrounding counties, has maintained an extensive network of relationships there as well as throughout NYS.
Liam has been recognized by many different professional associations, as has Tappan Zee HS’s athletes for its athletic/citizenship (dual) focus. At the time of this incident, Liam was set to be recognized by the National Federation of High School Associations as its 2016 NFHS Coach Educator of the Year Award recipient. Although he was not able to attend the ceremony, his family and many colleagues were there to accept his award. He is very closely affiliated with the NYS Public High School Athletic Association and has played a role in the design and implementation of an on-line curriculum to meet the requirements of the NYS Education Department to open a path for more coaches to become certified in NYS.
Right now Liam is in for the fight of his life. He needs us ALL to stand Frawley Strong with him. The cost of his recovery and rehabilitation has grown astronomically. It is our turn to show him the support and love he has always shown everyone else. We will stand behind him until he can walk back into school to do what no one else has done for so many.
We dedicate this site to Liam’s recovery.
FRAWLEY STRONG !
1.) Liam continues to slowly improve with daily physical and occupational therapy sessions.
2.) He has now officially retired from the South Orangetown School District.
3.) He went back into Helen Hayes Hospital last week and will now be receiving intensive Physical & Occupational Therapy in the hospital. Prior to this he was only receiving out patient therapy in his home.
Liam would love to have visitors. Visiting hours are 7 days a week from 11:00am to 9:00pm. Please note that lunch is at noon and dinner is at
5:00pm. Helen Hayes Hospital, Route 9W, West Haverstraw, NY 10093. He is in Room 4B02-A.
4.) Our next project to help Liam and his family involves a small addition/renovation to their home. Currently, there is a nice-sized deck on the back of the house. The goal is to enclose this and add a work-out table and Jacuzzi to enable Liam's rehabilitation to continue in an acceptable space. Currently he must lie in his bed which is not conducive to the exercise he requires. This renovation will involve additional fund-raising in order to secure professionals to help with designing, building, plumbing, electricity, permits, supplies etc.
WE NEED YOU ! Please help us to remain Frawley Strong for Liam and his family.
FRAWLEY STRONG !!!!!
If our goal appears unreasonable, it is due to the costs necessary to make the transition to a handicap environment. These costs, along with the cost of acquiring a vehicle that can accommodate his transport and physical needs to and from therapy and doctors are what we are hoping to be able to raise and fund. All of this, in addition to the mounting costs of his rehabilitation is what makes up this target goal. This is only the beginning of what will be needed to help the family in his uphill battle to recovery. Please watch the video, (with special thanks to The Eagles), of our incredible June events and help us remain FRAWLEY STRONG
Please know that Liam is in my prayers to Padre Pio . My husband had the same brain injury in 1979 at the age of 44. He is now 81 years old and with a brace on his leg walks at least 8 miles a day. Stay strong! My daughter works at Tappan Zee High School!
I would like to take this time to thank everyone involved in "Frawley Strong" for your generous contributions, prayers and kind words of support. It means a lot to Ciara, Dylan and I to know there are so many people who care about Liam and are rooting for his full recovery.
Our family continues to pray for you each day and night, that you can heal, get stronger and get back home to your family. Unquestionably the toughest battle uphill battle ever since day one...but you have also been one tough and determined man as long as we have known you! Joe, Judy, Alyssa, Luciano and Gabriella ♥
A message from Janine Frawely: On this Thanksgiving we have so much to be grateful for. Thankful for the doctors, nurses, aids, and therapists who have helped Liam to get where he is today. We are so grateful we found a wonderful aid, Andy, who works hard every day to get Liam better. Thankful for the family and friends who's prayers and support got us through the most difficult times. Thankful for the fundraising that helped us get things Liam needs to continue in his recovery. BJ Greco and Tom Doherty leading the way with the South Orangetown community,students, faculty, and staff, Keller Williams, Bailey's Smokehouse, donations to Go Fund me at Frawley Strong, and the organizers of the SADD run/walk. So many people behind the scenes, I cannot name them all! We were able to bring Liam home only with the help of people like Bruce Jensen who made needed repairs,Robert Chiapperino and the crew from All County Asphalt who put in a driveway right to the front door for Liam. Phil Scala and Son with his wonderful crew gave Liam a beautiful and most functional bathroom. Phil was able to keep costs down with help from people who volunteered their help including the TZ custodial crew and maintenance. Liam was just finishing his doctorate when all this happened. It was Liam's friend and colleague, Jen Amos, who pushed to get his dissertation accepted, and the doctorate completed. We are thankful for friends like Jen who go above and beyond. Shout out to Chris Rastelli as well who stepped in to fill Liam's shoes at TZ Athletics. It's a most demanding job, and Chris is doing great! The fundraising didn't stop at our borders, it spilled over into Ireland where Liam's extended family showed their love and support with prayers and fundraising as well. Liam has a long road ahead but thanks to all the love and support he's not on his journey alone. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Today was a year since Liam had his aneurysm, or as one doctor said the worst possible brain hemorrhage anyone could possibly have. We didn't know if he would make it through the first 24 hours, so we feel so lucky he is here, home with us, working hard toward recovery. It hasn't been easy, but we have had so much support, and for that we are grateful. We want to thank you all for your donations and prayers. We can't wait to see what another year will bring for Liam. He has a long road ahead, but hopefully knowing he has so many people behind him will make that journey easier. Now that we have a new van for Liam, we hope to get to TZ soon to see everyone, Liam is Frawley Strong!
Liam returned home to his family yesterday, September 1st, 2016. It is hoped he will soon continue his various types of therapy and recovery as an outpatient. He still has a very long way to go in his journey toward recovery, but we are happy to have him home! The Frawley family continues to express thanks for all the support, prayers, and well wishes from all over the past 7+ months ♥️
We just visited Liam, Janine and the kids at Helen Hayes and she asked that we share this little update on his recent progress. After his last procedure down at Columbia a few weeks ago, Liam is slowly starting to learn how to swallow again and say a few words. These are important steps on his long road to recovery! Thanks again for all the support from so many, as it's greatly appreciated by the Frawley family ❤️