‘They Gave Me Two Weeks to Live’

Life Hope

(The Anglo-Celt) – A Cavan nursing home resident given just “weeks to live” at one stage has been honoured for her remarkable recovery following a traumatic brain injury almost five years ago.

When “proud Dub” Collette Kennedy first arrived at Esker Lodge in May 2014, she was fully dependent and in serious need of care.

The prognosis from medical specialists was grim for the former hairdresser who had sustained an acute brain injury after a fall.

But through sheer force of will, combined with dedicated specialist care and day-to-day support, Collette gradually won her battle for survival, exceeding all expectations to make an incredible physical and psychological recovery. CONTINUE