Tuesday 6 December 2016

Mother of toddler Neil (2) 'overwhelmed' by support as her son is now stable after six-storey hotel plunge

Tomas Heneghan

Published 07/07/2016 | 11:55

Strand Hotel, Limerick
Strand Hotel, Limerick

The mother of the young toddler who fell from a balcony at a Limerick hotel on Saturday has said despite sustaining serious injuries, her son is now stable.

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In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Martina Collins said she was “overwhelmed” by the “amazing love and support” shown to her family since the accident occurred at the weekend.

Sharing an image of an animated parachute on the ceiling in her son Neil’s hospital room she wrote: “This is the image above our little boys bed at the Intensive Care Unit in Temple Street. Neil fell six stories on Saturday from the top of the Strand Hotel and despite sustaining serious injury we are pleased that he is now stable.

“We are overwhelmed, yet again of the amazing love and support of wonderful family and many many friends and neighbours.”

Ms Collins also said there would be “prayers of healing” on Thursday evening at 6pm in St Munchins church in Limerick.

The two-year-old toddler fell from a balcony at The Strand Hotel in Limerick city on Saturday afternoon and was brought to University Hospital Limerick (UHL).

Mother of toddler posted this image from her son's hospital room. Photo: Martina Collins/ Facebook
Mother of toddler posted this image from her son's hospital room. Photo: Martina Collins/ Facebook

He was later transferred to Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin and is now joined there by his family.

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