Liamís cup final goal
Thursday, 13 April 2017
A TEN-YEAR-OLD schoolboy, given only a 50-50 chance of surviving after suffering severe brain injuries in a traffic accident at the start of the year, is hopeful of attending next month's Tennent's Irish Cup final in Belfast.
Football-mad Liam McCallum was left in a coma after being knocked down by a car near the family home in Liscolman back in January and has undergone a series of operations since then in Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital.
He has astounded medical staff with his rate of recovery and, while it may be another nine months before he is allowed home for good, his family hope he may be allowed out temporarily in the coming months.
“We will maybe get him out for weekends in another couple of months time," explained Liam's dad Ali, who works at the Royal British Legion's break centre in Portrush, Bennet House.
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