independent

Thursday 17 October 2019

Sean begins next stage of rehab

Liverpool fan Seán Cox, who suffered severe injuries in an unprovoked attack before the 2018 Champions League semi-final in Anfield, began the next stage in his rehabilitation journey last week.

After almost eighteen months of treatment in Ireland, Seán, who worked in Precision Cables, Dundalk, was transported to a specialist neurological facility in the north of England for an initial twelve week rehabilitation programme focussed on developing his speech and movement.

'Seán has made progress over the past eighteen months but it is extremely slow,' his wife Martina said. 'He finds it very difficult to express himself verbally and, while it seems he can hear and understand more, his speech remains very challenged. It is unlikely that he ever will walk again which is difficult to accept for someone as active as Seán used to be.'

'On the positive side, he remains an avid sports fan and is always in a great mood when watching Dublin GAA or Liverpool on the television. We are about to start a renovation of our house in Dunboyne which will hopefully be finished by Christmas, making it wheelchair accessible and installing specialist equipment which will mean Seán can spend time in the family home rather than continually being in a hospital environment.'

She explained that the money to bring Seán to England for rehabilitation and, in time, having him spend more time in our adapted home , had been all come from funds raised by the generosity of so many people and organisations who took Seán into their hearts. 'The Cox family remain hugely grateful on Seán's behalf for the ongoing show of support.'

This October, while in the UK, Seán and his family will make an emotional return to Anfield to watch his beloved Reds play, attending the game as a guest of Liverpool FC's CEO Peter Moore.

The Support Seán campaign is also delighted to announce that comedian John Bishop, a lifelong Liverpool fan, will host a show in January 2020 in the Three Arena, Dublin in order to raise much-needed funds for Seán's future care.

The Argus

News