Shattered family of promising jockey, 20, who suffered terrible head injury after falling off a horse, reveals that she is EMERGED of her coma – but does not know if she will ever recover
- Young rider who was badly injured in the fall during trackwork has awakened from a coma
- Shanae O & Meara, 20, suffered a depressive skull fracture in the fall of the land of Victoria
- She will spend at least three months in the hospital and undergo intensive rehabilitation
- Shanae still cannot communicate, but doctors remain positive about her future
A promising young female jockey has awakened from a coma, but is still unable to communicate with her family after a terrible fall of a horse fourteen days ago.
Shanae O & Meara, 20, fights for life with serious head injury after the disastrous incident during job work on Swan Hill in regional Victoria on August 26.
The rider from Austy Coffey Racing was flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where she underwent life-saving operations and was admitted to intensive care.
Shanae has since been transferred to the acquired rehabilitation center for brain injury at Epworth Hospital, where she is now heading a long way to recovery.
Shanae 0 & # 39; Meara & # 39; s driving career is on hold after she suffered a depressive skull fracture during a fall
& # 39; Shanae's recovery will be slow and steady, she is moving in a positive direction because she is now in the tail of her post-traumatic amnesia, & # 39; an update about one GoFundMe page set up by friend states.
& # 39; Although we don't know how long her recovery will take or that she will fully recover from her accident, we take it every day and try to stay positive. & # 39;
Her sister Brianna O & # 39; Meara told the radio station 3AW Shanae gets better on Wednesday, but her memory is still poor and cannot communicate with anyone.
The promising young jockey has awakened from a coma, but is still unable to communicate
& (39) (Doctors) thinking (O & # 39; Meara & # 39; s rehabilitation prospects) are positive, but as they keep saying, they don't really know – every patient is different, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; We know she will be here for at least three months. & # 39;
The GoFundMe page raised more than $ 20,000 within a week to restore Shanae and alleviate the financial burden for her family who suspended their lives to stay with Shanae in Melbourne.
She will undergo intensive rehabilitation, including twice a day physiotherapy and speech therapy, occupational therapy and daily assessments with a neuropsychologist.
& # 39; Our family has been by her side since the accident and remains in Melbourne during her recovery. We ask if someone can make a donation to support the financial pressure on the family & # 39 ;, the page says.
Track cyclist Shanae O & # 39; Meara, 20, now has a long and difficult road to recovery ahead of him
Mrs. O & # 39; Meara & # 39; s mother Joy Williams went to social media last week to thank everyone for their support. & # 39;
& # 39; I really don't know how to express how much we value each person who has shown us his love, support and generosity towards us. We have been overwhelmed by the wonderful community we live in that has helped us in the past week & # 39 ;, she wrote on Facebook.
The racing industry was shocked by the tragic death of two female jockeys within a week of the horrific fall of Mrs. O & Meara.
Melanie Tyndall, 32, was on a Darwin race when she allegedly trampled when her horse cut the heels of another and fell on August 31.
She died later in the hospital.
The day before, student jockey Mikaela Claridge, 22, died in a fall from injuries when & # 39; her horse scared & # 39; during track work in Melbourne.
Of the 20 jockeys killed in Australia in the last 19 years, 17 were during races, while the other took place during track work.
Shanae required life-saving surgery and was transferred to an ABI rehabilitation center
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