THE MOTHER of the young Carlingford man seriously injured in an accident in Australia in mid-October has thanked the local community for their support.
Margaret Carolan from Grove Road was on holidays in Lanzarote when she got the news which every parent dreads – her 19-year-old son Christy had sustained serious injuries and was on a life support machine in Royal Melbourne Hospital just weeks after going to Australia with friends in search of work.
She flew to be at her son's bedside and the community in Carlingford launched a campaign to raise funds to help the family.
Margaret has now thanked Kevin Woods and all those involved with the Campaign for Christy for their support.
'Words are inadequate to express my deep gratitude for the support you have all shown my family, Christopher and myself at this time,' she wrote to her sister.
She also revealed that' Christopher is out of ICU and is making small steps of progress and they are all in the right direction.'
The mother of two also asked people to ' keep praying that God will restore Christopher to full health in mind, body and spirit and give thanks for his progress'.
Saying that 'People who enrich our lives are a blessing,' she said she considered them all 'a ' treasure that I never want to lose, I thank God for you all everyday.'
Thanking them for their support and prayers, she said it had helped to carry her on ' this very difficult journey'.