Wednesday 22 October 2014

Joy as man (33) with 'locked in' syndrome gets green light to go home

Elaine Keogh

Published 14/04/2014 | 22:17

David surrounded by his family on his sister's wedding day
David has locked in syndrome which means he can only communicate by moving his eyes
David has locked in syndrome which means he can only communicate by moving his eyes

The family of a with ‘locked in’ syndrome has spoken of their joy after the HSE changed its mind and decided to fund 24 hour care for him at his home.

David Garvey (33) has been in Beaumont Hospital for 15 months after a brain injury left him paralysed and only able to communicate using his eyes.

He has, with his family’s help, been writing letters to the HSE begging them to allow him return to his Dundalk home.

They needed the HSE to fund 24 hour nursing care for him and finally the family got the news they thought they would never come.

David took to Facebook tonight to tell everyone the good news and to thank everyone for their support.

“I have been granted full funding to return home!! My surprise at the news, broke to me by my family, was a welcome one, one gladly appreciated.”

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