"Mom and dad, I love you": the Irishman who found himself unconscious near the Sydney Harbor Bridge wakes up from a coma on his 21st birthday
- Shaun Dunworth, 21, was found unconscious near the Sydney Harbor Bridge
- The Irish national was transferred to the hospital with head injuries on July 29
- His parents decorated his room for his 21st birthday on Monday when he woke up
- The young man simply told his parents they were waiting & # 39; mom and dad, I love you & # 39;
Greta Levy for Daily Mail Australia
An Irishman who was found unconscious near a flyover more than a month ago woke up from a coma on his birthday.
It is believed that Shaun Dunworth, a native of Donegal, fell from the north Sydney overpass onto a concrete slab on July 29.
Authorities closed the Sydney Harbor Bridge to investigate how the young traveler ended up on the sidewalk.
It is believed that Shaun Dunworth (center), a native of Donegal, fell from the northern overpass of Sydney to a concrete slab
The police suspected that either he had fallen from the overpass on the High Street or that he had been hit by a car and had been cold while trying to cross the road.
Her anguished mother and father, Stevan and Karen, rushed to Australia to be by her bedside.
As their historic birthday approached, loving parents decorated their hospital with balloons and streamers on Monday.
To his surprise, Shuan woke up surrounded by decorations and simply told mom and dad of his parents, I love you, "the Irish Times reported.
Since the accident, Shuan underwent surgery on the face and pelvis. His artificial life was removed, he withdrew from the intensive care unit and must undergo a series of MRI scans.
Since the accident, Shuan underwent surgery on the face and pelvis. He was removed from life support, removed from the intensive care unit and must undergo a series of MRI scans.
The young man's family said that he is very aware of his surroundings and that his responses have been very positive.
& # 39; We all just wait and pray for Shaun. He has a long way to go, but the fact that he has woken up and is speaking is very positive, "Shuan's aunt Geraldine Magee told the publication.
"That they hear him talk and tell them that he loved them is beyond their wildest dreams," he said.
The police suspected that he had either fallen off the High Street overpass or had been hit by a car and had run cold while trying to cross the road