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Brave: Zac Higgins (3) is making a recovery

Brave: Zac Higgins (3) is making a recovery

Brave: Zac Higgins (3) is making a recovery

A family paid an emotional tribute to the medical staff who saved their son's life on the first anniversary of a horrific hit-and-run outside his Cork home.

Zac Higgins was just two when he was left with life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a speeding car as he played outside his Mahon home. A young man has since been jailed over the incident.

Now, Zac's parents have paid an emotional tribute to the doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals who saved their son's life as the little boy is making a heroic recovery from his injuries.

Zac was diagnosed with a brain injury after he was struck outside his home.

His father Paul posted a video to express his gratitude to all who helped.

"Many long nights in dark places, but this fella's smile makes it all worthwhile," he said. "All hospitals who went above and beyond for our son... a huge thanks to the doctors and the nurses of St Gabriel's Ward in Temple Street in Dublin -true, everyday superheroes."

Irish Independent