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Sean Hughes is in a critical condition in hospital in the US

Sean Hughes is in a critical condition in hospital in the US

Sean Hughes is in a critical condition in hospital in the US

A GoFundMe campaign that was launched for a young Irishman who is fighting for his life in a US hospital after a catastrophic fall on a building site has raised just over £15,000 (16,600 euro).

The family of 27-year-old Sean Hughes, from Co Armagh, are desperately trying to raise the funds to get out to America as quickly as possible, but need money to cover the costs of their flights, visas as well as Sean's medical bills.

Sean’s aunt, Noleen Loughran who is organising the fundraising appeal, explained that Sean was in a serious accident at work, which has left him in a critical condition in hospital.

“He suffered a head injury after a fall from height and is currently in an induced coma,” she said. “We are creating this page as a response to the many kind people asking how they could show their support for Sean.

“Any funds raised will be used to get Sean’s mother (Majella Hughes), father (Paul) and his three brothers out to America as soon as possible, to be by his side and help support his wife and young son.

“The hope is that this fund will help to offset the costs of flights and visas, but given the current pandemic there will also be costs for testing and quarantine.”

She added: “ We are truly grateful for even the smallest assistance that you can provide to Sean and his family in these trying times, let’s get his family to his side as soon as we can.”

Sean had moved to Philadelphia from his native Co Armagh five years ago where the dad to two-year-old Sean Paul built a new life for himself.

And even though he had settled down with his American wife Emily by his side he still talked to his family in Co Armagh every day.

But last Friday they were told the joiner had suffered catastrophic head injuries in a fall from scaffolding at a building site and remains in an induced coma undergoing repeated tests.

Sean, who used to play for Pearse Og’s Armagh, is now being supported by his US GAC club, who have also organised a fundraiser for his partner Emily.

“Sean is in the hospital in critical condition in a medically induced coma with a severe head injury. We are asking for financial help for Sean, his family, wife Emily and wee Sean,” a spokesperson said.

“We are aware that it is the holiday season and times are tough for everyone, especially in the midst of this pandemic, but at this time please consider helping a fellow Gael through this extremely tough time.

“We are also asking for prayers and good thoughts for Sean. He is indeed a fighter and we are praying that he will come out shining.” A GoFundMe campaign that was launched for a young Irishman who is fighting for his life in a US hospital after a catastrophic fall on a building site has raised just over £15,000 (16,600 euro).

The family of 27-year-old Sean Hughes, from Co Armagh, are desperately trying to raise the funds to get out to America as quickly as possible, but need money to cover the costs of their flights, visas as well as Sean's medical bills.

Sean’s aunt, Noleen Loughran who is organising the fundraising appeal, explained that Sean was in a serious accident at work, which has left him in a critical condition in hospital.

“He suffered a head injury after a fall from height and is currently in an induced coma,” she said. “We are creating this page as a response to the many kind people asking how they could show their support for Sean.

“Any funds raised will be used to get Sean’s mother (Majella Hughes), father (Paul) and his three brothers out to America as soon as possible, to be by his side and help support his wife and young son.

“The hope is that this fund will help to offset the costs of flights and visas, but given the current pandemic there will also be costs for testing and quarantine.”

She added: “ We are truly grateful for even the smallest assistance that you can provide to Sean and his family in these trying times, let’s get his family to his side as soon as we can.”

Sean had moved to Philadelphia from his native Co Armagh five years ago where the dad to two-year-old Sean Paul built a new life for himself.

And even though he had settled down with his American wife Emily by his side he still talked to his family in Co Armagh every day.

But last Friday they were told the joiner had suffered catastrophic head injuries in a fall from scaffolding at a building site and remains in an induced coma undergoing repeated tests.

Sean, who used to play for Pearse Og’s Armagh, is now being supported by his US GAC club, who have also organised a fundraiser for his partner Emily.

“Sean is in the hospital in critical condition in a medically induced coma with a severe head injury. We are asking for financial help for Sean, his family, wife Emily and wee Sean,” a spokesperson said.

““We are aware that it is the holiday season and times are tough for everyone, especially in the midst of this pandemic, but at this time please consider helping a fellow Gael through this extremely tough time.

“We are also asking for prayers and good thoughts for Sean. He is indeed a fighter and we are praying that he will come out shining.”

To donate go to https://ie.gofundme.com/f/help-sean-hughes

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