Kevin McDiarmid Golf Day Appeal
The Sunshine Coast has been called on to get along to the Horton Park Golf Club on Friday the 8th of October to take part in the Kevin McDiarmid Golf Day Appeal.
29 year old Kevin McDiarmid, father of three young children and loving husband to Angie, suffered severe head injuries when he was involved in accident during an A grade soccer match on the Sunshine Coast.
Kevin was rushed to Caloundra Hospital in an induced coma before being transferred to the Royal Brisbane Hospital.
After two weeks, doctors came to the conclusion that there was no sign of improvement and recommended that life support be turned off. It was a heart wrenching decision for Kevin's wife Angie, but she took the doctors at their word and agreed to turn off the machines. Against all odds, Kevin survived.
At the beginning of the month, Kevin was transferred to Nambour Hospital, to make it easier for Angie and his three girls to get on with their lives, while still keeping up their bedside vigil.
Unfortunately, Kevin's condition deteriorated after the move and he contracted pneumonia, followed by infection.
Though showing some signs of improvement, the prognosis was that Kevin probably would not get any better...at 29 years of age, with three beautiful girls, and a wife struggling to cope. The doctors said chances are he would never recover from his comatose condition. Angie was told she should prepare herself for the worst and look to place Kevin in a nursing home.
But the doctors didn't count on Kevin's spirit, in the past three weeks he has fought back, starting to show signs that the battle is far from over.
On the 13th of August, his eldest daughter Briony's tenth birthday, Kevin opened his eyes for the first time. Since then he has somehow managed to rip the tracchy from his throat and has started was moving his limbs and opening his eyes slightly on command. Just last week he took in food by mouth and did it again the next day; all the while apparently in a coma.
Then on Wednesday last week Angie and his second eldest daughter, Abbey, went to visit Kevin and received the shock of their lives. As Abbey reached her dad's bed and said "Hello Daddy", Kevin turned to her and said "Hello Abbey-Rose". He then turned to Angie and said "I love you" and then "I'm sorry". And fell back into the coma.
The McDiarmid family consists of Kevin, Angie and daughters Briony(10yrs), Abbey-Rose(4yrs) & Kaisey(3yrs)
Cr Greg Fahey is calling on every body to come along to the Kevin McDiarmid Golf Day Appeal on Friday the 8th of October at the Horton Park Golf Club. It starts at 11am and is a 4 Man Ambrose Team Competition with plenty of prizes, raffles followed by a Sports Memorabilia Auction. The cost is 48 per person which includes green fees, drink, burger and a plate of snacks, it a good deal considering you are raising money for a very worthwhile cause.
Contact Cr Greg Fahey ph 0411 052944 or 0438 773 852 or 5441 8380
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